Month abbreviations

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    Dia daoibh, I’m trying to set up a ga_IE locale option on my website, and one task I have is setting up the abbreviated month names (Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec). I’ve looked in several places and I can’t seem to find any established standard for these abbreviations as Gaeilge. Do I just take the first three letters as in English, or would that look weird to a native speaker? Is there a standard?


    As a follow-up, here’s what I’ve used so far (with English for reference)

    closeText: ‘Dún’, (Close)
    prevText: ‘Roimhe’, (Previous)
    nextText: ‘An chead eile’, (Next)
    monthNames: [‘Eanáir’, ‘Feabhra’, ‘Márta’, ‘Aibreán’, ‘Bealtaine’, ‘Meitheamh’, ‘Iúil’, ‘Lúnasa’, ‘Meán Fómhar’, ‘Deireadh Fómhair’, ‘Samhain’, ‘Nollaig’],
    monthNamesShort: [‘Ean’, ‘Fea’, ‘Már’, ‘Aib’, ‘Bea’, ‘Mei’, ‘Iúi’, ‘Lún’, ‘MFó’, ‘DFó’, ‘Sam’, ‘Nol’],
    dayNames: [‘Dé Domhnaigh’, ‘Dé Luain’, ‘Dé Máirt’, ‘Dé Céadaoin’, ‘Déardaoin’, ‘Dé hAoine’, ‘Dé Sathairn’],
    dayNamesShort: [‘Dom’, ‘Lua’, ‘Mái’, ‘Céa’, ‘Déa’, ‘Aoi’, ‘Sat’],
    dayNamesMin: [‘Do’, ‘L’, ‘M’, ‘C’, ‘Dé’, ‘A’, ‘S’],
    weekHeader: ‘Seachtain’, (Week)
    firstDay: 1,
    isRTL: false,
    showMonthAfterYear: false,
    yearSuffix: ”,
    timeOnlyTitle: ‘Am amhain’, (Only time)
    timeText: ‘Am’, (Time)
    hourText: ‘Uair’, (Hour)
    minuteText: ‘Nóiméad’, (Minute)
    secondText: ‘Soicind’, (Second)
    currentText: ‘Dáta inniu’, (Current Day)
    ampm: true,
    month: ‘Mí’, (Month)
    week: ‘Seachtain’, (Week)
    day: ‘Lá’, (Day)
    allDayText: ‘Lá ar fad’ (All day)

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    Athbhliain faoi mhaise! What about using “ar ais” (backwards) and “ar aghaidh” (forwards) for prevText and nextText, respectively? The problem with “An chéad … eile” is that you’d normally have to specify what it refers to, e.g. “an chéad téacs eile”, “an chéad lá eile”. In timeOnlyTitle, there should be a fada on “amháin”. As for abbreviations, I have no idea whether they’re used in Irish. Anyone got an Irish-language calendar? 🙂


    Go raibh maith agat, I knew there were better ones for next and back that I had seen on other Irish language sites, I just couldn’t think of them. Thanks for the help!

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