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French Republican Calendar[edit]

It, along with the Julian Calendar are both historically significant and should be included. Crohall (talk) 22:26, 17 December 2011 (UTC)

It can't be. How that calendar deals with leap years is underspecified, so it's generally not possible to extrapolate dates outside the period it was in use.
That's reasonable, but it should be displayed at least for years _inside_ the period it was in use. It feels decidedly odd to see e.g. 1797 list the Juche calendar and not the French Republic calendar.

Psychonaut (talk) 14:03, 4 June 2012 (UTC)

I agree!--Hyphantes (talk) 20:47, 17 April 2015 (UTC)

I've added it. Here is the code:

        -- French Republican calendar

        if year > 1792 then
                if year < 1806 then
        local revolutionary = calendar:new()
        revolutionary:setLink( 'French Republican calendar|French Revolution' )
        revolutionary:setYear( year - 1792 )
        box:addCalendar( revolutionary )
        if year > 1870 then
                if year < 1872 then
        local revolutionary = calendar:new()
        revolutionary:setLink( 'French Republican calendar|French Revolution' )
        revolutionary:setYear( year - 1792 )
        box:addCalendar( revolutionary )

Please let me know your opinions.--Hyphantes (talk) 22:38, 17 April 2015 (UTC)--Hyphantes (talk) 23:26, 17 April 2015 (UTC)

Edit request on 20 December 2011[edit]

I think that you could add the Tibetan calendar to the calendar list in all the years. Thank you. (talk) 17:50, 20 December 2011 (UTC)

If you can write the code for it, please feel free to offer it here - but looking at Tibetan calendar, it would be far too hard for me ;-) -- Boing! said Zebedee (talk) 19:22, 20 December 2011 (UTC)
Declining for now. Editprotected requests should be accompanied by working code: they aren't just for suggesting features. I agree that in principle this would be an interesting addition, but having this page show up at CAT:EP for weeks / months until an implementation is available isn't appropriate. Chris Cunningham (user:thumperward) (talk) 12:12, 23 December 2011 (UTC)

Tamil Calender[edit]


Happy new year to all my Wikipedians. Here Tamil calender is missing. can you add in these? - ahamed5zal — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ahamed5zal (talkcontribs) 12:44, 1 January 2012 (UTC)

Edit request on 17 January 2012 - Maya Long Count and Julian day number (astronomy)[edit]

in the template with the various calendars and unix time, you should include (add) what is really an absolute calendar - the age of the universe, 13.7 billion years (see wiki page for WMAP for details) otherwise it is incomplete

edit: after the Unix time, please add this line:

Age of the Universe 13730 million years to within 1% (120 million years)

note that this is the most recent (21 nov 2011) info from the official source (nr.2) here http://wmap.gsfc.nasa.gov/ (I prefer to avoid "billion" as that has different meanings in different countries) (talk) 13:27, 17 January 2012 (UTC)

Not done: please be more specific about what needs to be changed. In particular, please detail the exact code that needs to be added/changed and where. Danger High voltage! 11:24, 1 February 2012 (UTC)

(in response to edited post) I'm not sure if that would be appropriate here, since the degree of uncertainty involved would mean that this doesn't really tell you much about individual years. But I'm open to putting it in if there's a consensus for it. Tra (Talk) 13:41, 16 March 2012 (UTC)

I agree that being within 120 million years of the actual year is not accurate enough to give you the exact year though the universe age is significant. What about adding the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar date? April 1, 2012, in the Long Count is (GMT correlation); corresponds to December 21, 2012.

X mark.svg Not done: little evidence to suggest this is really a notable enough figure to include in this comparison. It isn't supposed to be comprehensive. Chris Cunningham (user:thumperward) (talk) 10:19, 11 April 2012 (UTC)

There is little evidence that the Maya Mesoamerican Long Count calendar is notable enough to add here? That's a good one. The whole 2012 thing is based on it as well as several documentaries on Discovery Channel. You have the Bahai 168 and British regnal year 60 listed, both of which are far less notable or significant than the Maya Long Count which has cycles of 5125 years, the current one starting in 3114 BC. I suggest to add the Maya Mesoamerican Long Count calendar to the template. Could also add the Julian day (current value 2456037) which is used in all astronomy applications, and like the Maya Long Count, is more notable than Bahai or British regnal year - if the template is not supposed to be comprehensive but includes less notable stuff then it is biased. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:39, 19 April 2012 (UTC)

Not done: please be more specific about what needs to be changed.  Sandstein  22:01, 21 April 2012 (UTC)

hello Sandstein, ok, you could add something like this (these are the Maya long count dates using the standard GMT 584283 correlation constant as in the wikipedia page Maya Mesoamerican Long Count calendar and Julian day number corresponding to beginning and end of 2012)

short answer, 2012 in maya long count is the range 12 19 19 0 5 --- 13 0 0 0 10; 2012 in Julian day (astronomy) is the range 2455927.5 --- 2456292.5;

  • maya long count= date = corresponding Julian day (astronomy)
  • 12 19 19 0 5 = 2012 jan 01 = 2455927.5
  • 13 0 0 0 0 = 2012 dec 21 = 2456282.5 (new baktun starts here - once every 5125 years)
  • 13 0 0 0 10 = 2012 dec 31 = 2456292.5
  • 13 0 0 0 11 = 2013 jan 01 = 2456293.5
  • the 5 numbers making up a maya long count date are:
  • b'ak'tun, k'atun, tun, winal, k'in;

some sample references (there are many more on the net) http://www.pauahtun.org/cgi-bin/gregmaya.py maya long count date converter http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEhelp/julian.html julian day converter — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:04, 23 April 2012 (UTC)

Declining (again). This will require for a converter to be written, which is beyond the bounds of an editprotected request. You could try asking at Wikipedia:Requested templates to see if someone can do that. Once the code exists, an editprotected request can be raised to incorporate it (and I'll happily add it), but it doesn't make sense to leave this open pending someone doing all that work. Chris Cunningham (user:thumperward) (talk) 15:46, 24 April 2012 (UTC)
Such a converter already exists in wikipedia as Template:Maya date. What should be done to icorporate it in this template ? --Frédéric Grosshans (talk) 10:05, 17 October 2012 (UTC)

Juche Calendar[edit]

If the Minguo calendar has been added, then why not have the Juche calendar added as well? Lm2f (talk) 15:11, 23 January 2012 (UTC)

  • I concur. The Juche calendar is in use by about the same number of people as the Minguo calendar (roughly 24 million). The conversion from Gregorian seems fairly straightforward; see Juche#Calendar and North Korean calendar for details. Years before 1912 CE should probably be rendered as "N/A", since the calendar doesn't apply to dates before its epoch. —Psychonaut (talk) 14:10, 4 June 2012 (UTC)
    • X mark.svg Not done: please provide a working implementation before raising editprotected requests. Happy to oblige once code has been added to the sandbox and tested. Chris Cunningham (user:thumperward) (talk) 14:26, 8 June 2012 (UTC)

Julian calendar needs to be added[edit]

It will always (usually?) be the same year as the Gregorian calendar, but it should still be on this list as it is still used in some areas of the world — FoxCE (talk | contribs) 12:06, 30 January 2012 (UTC)

{{edit protected}}

I added the Julian calendar to Template:Year in other calendars/sandbox. I tested the template changes on the years 47 BC, 46 BC, 45 BC, 1 BC, 1, 1581, 1582, 1583, 1699, 1700, 1701, 1702, 1799, 1800, 1801, 1802, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1902, and 2012 against Gregorian_calendar#Difference_between_Gregorian_and_Julian_calendar_dates.

Description and justification:

I copied the code from the sandbox to the main template. — Carl (CBM · talk) 01:51, 11 April 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for making the change. I do have another change to the template in the sandbox, this time to the first item in the template. It is incorrect to refer to all years as Gregorian, because the Gregorian calendar first took effect in 1582, and is the Proleptic Gregorian calendar in 1581 and prior years. The Julian calendar first took effect in its final form in 4 AD, and is the Proleptic Julian calendar in 3 AD and prior years. The comment to the change to the template should say "prior edit added Julian calendar; this edit corrected Gregorian calendar to be proleptic before 1582 AD and Julian calendar to be proleptic before 4 AD".
Changes not done yet: Japanese and Julian calendars (and maybe others) in years before the calendar existed should show N/A instead of blank; calendars that show negative years should have spaces around the ndash if the years are negative, and no spaces around the ndash if the years are positive.
Declining for now. Please use the sandbox to incorporate and test these features: once we have working and tested code, an editprotected request can be raised to push it to the live template. Chris Cunningham (user:thumperward) (talk) 15:48, 24 April 2012 (UTC)

Chinese zodiac[edit]

I was surprised when the Year template did not include the Chinese zodiac animals. There was already a request for this, but it was included in the Egyptian calender. I would expect the Chinese calender to include "Year of the ______" at the end of its section. I as aware that this would make the section even longer than its overextended size, but i would argue that that is necessary. — Leaches (talk) 03:55, 25 February 2012 (UTC)

Edit request on 14 June 2012[edit]

The winter olympic games are scheduled to start in february of this year

Thank you

You seem to be on the wrong page. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 16:18, 14 June 2012 (UTC)

Nanakshahi Calendar- Calendar of Sikh Religion[edit]

I think Nanakshahi Calendar should be added to this. Sikhism is the world's 5th largest organised religion. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nanakshahi_calendar Theman244 (talk) 05:08, 24 July 2012 (UTC)

Buddhist Calendar[edit]

Please add Buddhist Calendar under Other Calendars — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:36, 14 September 2012 (UTC)

Edit request: Dab link to Regnal years of English monarchs[edit]

Please edit the line

| [[Regnal year|{{#ifeq: ...

to read

| [[Regnal years of English monarchs|{{#ifeq: ...

to disambiguate the link labelled English (or British) regnal year. — OwenBlacker (Talk) 15:53, 21 October 2012 (UTC)

Done. James086Talk 19:21, 26 October 2012 (UTC)

Edit request: Juche year (implementation)[edit]

Here's a working implementation of Juche year calculation (view the source):

The current year in the Gregorian calendar, 2015, can also be written as 104

It subtracts the year, and deals correctly with years before 1912, which are rendered as N/A. It has been properly tested, on this talk page and in the sandbox.

Please add it to the template, i.e., add the following lines after Japanese calendar:

 | [[Juche calendar]]
 | {{#ifexpr: <noinclude>{{CURRENTYEAR}}</noinclude><includeonly>{{PAGENAME}}</includeonly> > 1911 | {{#expr:{{{year|<noinclude>{{CURRENTYEAR}}</noinclude><includeonly>{{PAGENAME}}</includeonly>}}}-1911 }} | N/A (before 1912)}}

This has been previously requested on this talk page, but this is the first implementation proposed. Thanks. — AJF (talk) 22:01, 28 November 2012 (UTC)

Done, or rather mostly done. I have tweaked your code slightly after testing it on the template sandbox and adding some test cases on the test cases page. It now handles specifying the year with |year= properly, which it didn't do before. (It was spitting out an error message if the page title wasn't a number.) Thanks for the code, though! :) Also, if anyone has a spare moment, the documentation really needs writing. At the moment the parameters are all completely undocumented. Best regards — Mr. Stradivarius (have a chat) 12:14, 29 November 2012 (UTC)
Also, from the test cases page, it is apparent that the Gregorian calendar code does not work with BC values properly, so that could be a project for someone interested who has a bit of spare time. :) (This doesn't have anything to do with this particular request - it looks like this part of the template has never supported the |year= parameter for BC dates.) — Mr. Stradivarius (have a chat) 12:20, 29 November 2012 (UTC)
Thanks a lot! AJF (talk) 00:32, 2 December 2012 (UTC)

Igbo calendar[edit]

Please add the Nri-Igbo/Igbo calendar, 2012 is 1012/1013.

Use edit to copy code.

  • Code here

References are on the main Igbo calendar page, plus: 2010/2011 (1011th), 2008/2009 (1009th), 2008/2009 (1009th), 2004/2005 (1005th), details of the 1004th year on the official site, and so on.

Thanks. Ukabia - talk 16:22, 25 December 2012 (UTC)

DoneMr. Stradivarius (have a chat) 10:12, 26 December 2012 (UTC)
Many thanks. Ukabia - talk 21:46, 26 December 2012 (UTC)

Edit request on 12 February 2013[edit]

Just some link fixes:

  • | [[Human Era|Holocene calendar]]
  • [[Iranian calendars|Iranian calendar]]
  • [[North Korean calendar|Juche calendar]]
  • [[Taiwan|ROC]]

TJ Spyke 23:49, 12 February 2013 (UTC)

Done! Plastikspork ―Œ(talk) 00:19, 17 February 2013 (UTC)

Thiruvalluvar Calendar[edit]

Can Thiruvalluvar calendar be added to this  Doctor Bruno  17:25, 16 April 2013 (UTC)

Holocene Era[edit]

Having dates numbered in the Holocene Era (which currently re-directs to the Human Era, would make my life a whole lot simpler when researching Paleoclimatology. If it can't be done on Wikipedia, would someone please contact me on my talk page and tell where I can get, or how to make, a spreadsheet that can do it. --Pawyilee (talk) 16:10, 17 April 2013 (UTC)

Auto collapse[edit]

I see this article 2013 and realise that the boxes on the right are too lengthy. What do you think of putting auto-collapse on this template? Thanks, New worl (talk) 06:48, 16 May 2013 (UTC)

Sorry for the late reply. I don't think this is really allowed, per WP:COLLAPSE. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 23:44, 27 November 2013 (UTC)

Edit request: Catholic Anno Mundi[edit]

The Catholic creation date, 20 March 5199 BC, is very widely used in the West, and should be included. By using this calculation, 2013 is Anno Mundi 7212-7213. And since the Orthodox, Jewish, and Islamic calendars are included, it would be only fair to add the date used by 1.2 Billion Catholics worldwide. --Daniel the duck (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 18:29, 24 June 2013 (UTC)

Cite? I thought the "established" pre-reformation (that is, before there were such things as "Catholic" and "Protestant") date for the creation was in 4004 BC. — Arthur Rubin (talk) 21:16, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
On second thought, those not actually used in calendars should be removed. That is an unusual, but possibly commonly used date; but it's not used in AM calculations. — Arthur Rubin (talk) 21:22, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
The Nuremberg Chronicle of 1493 (before the Reformation) shows 5199 BC (here is the link to the book http://www.obrasraras.usp.br/obras/000192/), as do all other Western books from that era . 4004 BC was invented in the 17th Century (Ussher Chronology), and is not widely accepted by any denomination. And it was used in AM calculations. The Roman Martyology, approved by the Popes twice, also uses 5199 BC, as do the Chronicle of Eusebius, Mary of Agreda, and Jerome when he used that date while translating the Scriptures. --Daniel the duck (talk) 23:37, 30 June 2013 (UTC)
The code is on the sandbox for the template. Daniel the duck (talk) 14:39, 1 July 2013 (UTC)
(edit conflict) Do you have any modern, scholarly sources? We don't usually use primary historical documents for citations per WP:PRIMARY. (The point being that scholars have the knowledge to interpret historical documents, but ordinary Wikipedians probably don't.) — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 14:42, 1 July 2013 (UTC)
Many of the calendars listed aren't "modern, scholarly". However, the Roman Martyology, which I mentioned, is considered liturgical in the Church, and thus is still current. And the Vulgate of Jerome, which also used 5199 BC, is still the official bible translation and chronology of the Church. I'm not sure if the other sources used are Primary or not, but they show that this date has been used since ancient times. Daniel the duck (talk) 23:13, 1 July 2013 (UTC)
Not done: Sorry, but without any sources that pass WP:RS, I don't feel comfortable with fulfilling this edit request. I suggest asking at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Christianity for their advice - there are plenty of editors there who will know more about the subject than me and who might be able to assist you with finding sources. Also, it will help if you can add the relevant code to the template sandbox so that your change can be tested as per WP:TESTCASES. Best — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 10:49, 8 July 2013 (UTC)

kurdish calendar,please add[edit]

hello.please add kurdish calendar.below is the code.thank you.

| [[Kurdish calendar]]
| {{#ifeq: {{#expr:({{{year|<noinclude>{{CURRENTYEAR}}</noinclude><includeonly>{{PAGENAME}}</includeonly>}}}+700) > 0}} | 1 | {{#expr:{{{year|<noinclude>{{CURRENTYEAR}}</noinclude><includeonly>{{PAGENAME}}</includeonly>}}}+699 }}–{{#expr:{{{year|<noinclude>{{CURRENTYEAR}}</noinclude><includeonly>{{PAGENAME}}</includeonly>}}}+700 }} | {{#expr:(-1)*({{{year|<noinclude>{{CURRENTYEAR}}</noinclude><includeonly>{{PAGENAME}}</includeonly>}}}+699)}} BP – {{#expr:(-1)*({{{year|<noinclude>{{CURRENTYEAR}}</noinclude><includeonly>{{PAGENAME}}</includeonly>}}}+700)}} BP}}

Maged ghafary (talk) 20:13, 28 June 2013 (UTC)

DoneMr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 00:43, 29 June 2013 (UTC)

Please remove, unless references are given for the calendar calculation used and for the calendar usage. Also, compare article Kurdish calendar. @Mr. Stradivarius: There should be a minimum of checking prior to changing a template transcluded in thousands of pages. --WolfgangRieger (talk) 21:37, 8 July 2013 (UTC)

Sorry - I checked that the code wasn't broken, but I should have checked the sources for the dates as well. Undone. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 08:34, 9 July 2013 (UTC)
Ok, I will revert the other global "kurdish calendar"-insertions by this user. Done on bn, de, es, ja, pt, ru, simple, tr, zh. Note on talk page on fa, it. Nothing done at ar. --WolfgangRieger (talk) 09:01, 9 July 2013 (UTC)

I use the ckb.wikipedia the kurdish wikipedia page for writing these codes if you see this page (http://ckb.wikipedia.org/wiki/داڕێژە:ساڵ_لە_ڕۆژژمێرەکانی_دیکە ) you will see 2012=٢٧١٢ – ٢٧١٣(2712-2713) in kurdish calendar.in the kurdish calendar page I think the kudish calendar page in english will need edit.any way i couldn't find any sources in english to prove this.

Not done: Sorry, but now that there has been an objection, we need sources before we can reinstate the edit. (Note that the sources don't have to be in English.) — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 02:03, 13 July 2013 (UTC)

Edit request on 6 July 2013[edit]

II need to put down Siberian Calender, the year there is 1951.. (talk) 03:25, 6 July 2013 (UTC)

Not done for now: Hi there. Could you add the relevant code to the template sandbox? If you need any help with the coding, you can leave me a message on my talk page, or you could also ask at WikiProject Templates or at the Village pump (technical). Have a look at WP:TESTCASES to see the usual process we use to update templates. Best regards — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 13:13, 8 July 2013 (UTC)

Does not for work for year=551 and year=645 (script errors)[edit]

{{Year in other calendars|year=551}} gives:

Same story with year=645. The Armenian calendar (for 551) and Japanese calendar (for 645) – its year 1. See the articles 551 and 645 - Christian75 (talk) 10:44, 14 September 2013 (UTC)

Frietjes fixed the first 551 bug, which was a leftover from the previous template, and I fixed the 645 one, which was entirely of my own doing. Thanks for finding them! — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 14:34, 14 September 2013 (UTC)

Edit request on 29 September 2013[edit]

edit date of birth — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:32, 29 September 2013 (UTC)

Not done: please be more specific about what needs to be changed. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 09:29, 29 September 2013 (UTC)

Adding 2013 in the Jewish calender[edit]

In Jewish calendar year 2013 is 5774-5775. In the Hebew alphabet it is written התשע"ד - התשע"ה

Please add.

Orit1207 (talk) 10:53, 19 November 2013 (UTC)

It is already in the template under the name "Hebrew Calendar" - take a look at Hebrew calendar. If you want the template to use the Hebrew numbers, you will need to write the Lua code to add to Module:Year in other calendars that would make that possible. If we add Hebrew numbers we should probably still keep the Arabic numerals, though, as otherwise most readers won't be able to read it. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 11:04, 19 November 2013 (UTC)

Juche calendar[edit]

Please, correct the Juche date format. It is "주체NUMBER년" ("Juche" NUMBER "year", for example: 주체102년 is "2013") I would do it, but this page is semi-protected :) Oppashi (talk) 16:51, 25 November 2013 (UTC)

Not done: Although this page is semi-protected, your user rights currently allow you to edit it yourself. Celestra (talk) 00:11, 26 November 2013 (UTC)

I confess it honestly: I have no idea how to edit this kind of template. Oppashi (talk) 22:23, 27 November 2013 (UTC)

I've added the code to Module:Year in other calendars/sandbox. See the test cases for examples of the output. If there are no objections to this change in a few days, then we can go ahead and update the module. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 23:40, 27 November 2013 (UTC)

not good at this but[edit]

I noticed in the deaths of 2013, Mandawuy Yunupingu was not included, can someone who knows what they're doing please include him in the remembered, thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:32, 28 December 2013 (UTC)

Edit request re: Kenji[edit]

Kenji in the template is a disambiguation term. The template needs to have Kenji (era) in its content, instead of the simple Kenji. Can someone do this, or give me instructions on how I can do it? Thanks. GenQuest "Talk to Me" 21:47, 29 December 2013 (UTC)

I've done it. (And that should show you how for next time, too.) Best — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 16:16, 30 December 2013 (UTC)
ThanX. GenQuest "Talk to Me" 03:33, 31 December 2013 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 1 January 2014[edit]

Update the year in the box of the Gregoran calender from 2013 to 2014. No source needed. (talk) 14:06, 1 January 2014 (UTC)

Not done: That all happens automatically, so no changes to the code need to be made. You might be seeing an old version of the page, though - try purging the page cache. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 14:13, 1 January 2014 (UTC)

Remove Holocene calendar[edit]

The Holocene calendar should be removed because it is not notable enough. Jc3s5h (talk) 16:44, 7 January 2014 (UTC)

Why do you say that? If it's notable enough for its own article, why not include it? — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 05:53, 8 January 2014 (UTC)
In my view, it's one thing to have an article on a calendar about it in case someone wants to know what it is. It's another thing to include it in a fairly short list of calendars, implying there are quite a few people who already know what it is and want to know the year value. I think a useful guide to what constitutes a good short list is on page B4 of the Astronomical Almanac for the year 2011. It lists which date in 2011 was the first day of the year in 10 different calendars, and the Holocene calendar was not among them. Jc3s5h (talk) 17:27, 8 January 2014 (UTC)

Violation of ISO 8601[edit]

ISO 8601 requires consent between the parties exchanging data to represent years outside the range 1583 to 9999. Thus, the template & module should either display an error message for input dates outside this range, or not emit hCalendar metadata for dates outside this range. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jc3s5h (talkcontribs) 16:44, 7 January 2014‎ (UTC)

I don't think displaying an error message for input dates outside the range is going to work, as a lot of the calendars have specifically been designed to work outside those date ranges. Disabling the metadata for years outside the range is probably a better idea. I spot the following hCalendar classes in the code:
Should those all be removed for years outside the range? And is there anything else which needs to be changed? Also pinging User:Pigsonthewing as the user who originally requested that metadata be added.[1][2]Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 05:51, 8 January 2014 (UTC)
Disabling vevent would be simplest; the others would then be ignored. I remain unconvinced, though that this is a significant problem. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 10:53, 8 January 2014 (UTC)
we have never said that we follow ISO 8601, so this is not an issue. All the best: Rich Farmbrough16:25, 9 July 2014 (UTC).

Does not accomodate WP:ERA[edit]

The template/module does not provide a capability to display either BC or BCE, depending on which style has been chosen for the article in accord with WP:ERA. Apparently it does not provide an ability to display AD or CE for years that are a small positive number, which might be confusing in some contexts. Jc3s5h (talk) 16:44, 7 January 2014 (UTC)

Are there any articles for which this is a problem? Adding a BC/BCE option wouldn't be too difficult, but I'd like to see a need demonstrated first. The only BC usage I have seen so far is on year articles for BC years, e.g. 100 BC. Likewise for AD/CE, the positive year articles don't specify AD/CE (e.g. 5). — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 05:59, 8 January 2014 (UTC)
I used the "What links here" tool and I didn't see any articles that are apt to be an example. Jc3s5h (talk) 17:35, 8 January 2014 (UTC)

Feature request: Greek Olympiads Calendar[edit]

For the years 776 BC through 394 AD (the years of the Ancient Olympic Games), could the template feature the Olympiad system (i.e. "The kth year of the nth Olympiad")? It Is Me Here t / c 21:36, 2 February 2014 (UTC)

per MOS:NUM#Typography we should not use superscripts for ordinals. Frietjes (talk) 14:55, 3 February 2014 (UTC)
OK, sorry about that; but otherwise, is the proposal reasonable? It Is Me Here t / c 14:27, 4 February 2014 (UTC)

I strongly support the request. If I understood how this template works, I'd implement it myself.--Hyphantes (talk) 11:21, 17 April 2015 (UTC)

The following is a first draw, but how do we get the calendar to forward only every four years? Please help, because this calendar is almost as important as ab urbe condita.--Hyphantes (talk) 11:44, 17 April 2015 (UTC)

This is a work in progress:--Hyphantes (talk) 09:09, 18 April 2015 (UTC)

Maybe the English regnal year calendar might be a model? Then we'd need a data module like this: British_regnal_year/data. If someone did the scripting, I could provide the data.--Hyphantes (talk) 12:16, 17 April 2015 (UTC)

What I need now is the getOlympiad function, Who can help?--Hyphantes (talk) 23:57, 17 April 2015 (UTC)

Let's have a look at how the data could be organized:

-- This is the data for Module:Ancient Olympiads. 
-- It stores the number and the first year of the Olympiad and the name of the victor in the stadion race with a link to his Wikipedia article.
return {
        numberOl = '1st',
        year = - 776,
        winner = Coroebus of Elis
        numberOl = '2nd',
        year = - 772,
        winner = Antimachus of Elis
        numberOl = '3rd',
        year = - 768,
        winner = Androclus of Messenia

Let me know if this might work. Now how can we get this to display in the requested order? It should display like the following:

  • 776 BC: Ancient Greek era 1st Olympiad, victor
  • 775 BC: Ancient Greek era 1st Olympiad, year 2
  • 774 BC: Ancient Greek calendar 1st Olympiad, year 3
  • 773 BC: Ancient Greek calendar 1st Olympiad, year 4
  • 772 BC: Ancient Greek calendar 2nd Olympiad, victor
  • 771 BC: Ancient Greek calendar 2nd Olympiad, year 2
  • 770 BC: Ancient Greek calendar 2nd Olympiad, year 3
  • 769 BC: Ancient Greek calendar 2nd Olympiad, year 4
  • 768 BC: Ancient Greek calendar 3rd Olympiad, victor
  • 767 BC: Ancient Greek calendar 3rd Olympiad, year 2
  • 766 BC: Ancient Greek calendar 3rd Olympiad, year 3
  • 765 BC: Ancient Greek calendar 3rd Olympiad, year 4

--Hyphantes (talk) 21:22, 17 April 2015 (UTC) I've just finished the French Republican calendar template, so maybe I'll get this done too. It's a lot more complicted, though, and that's why I can still need some help with the scripting.--Hyphantes (talk) 23:57, 17 April 2015 (UTC)

Looking at the British Regnal calendar there is a line with reference to a module:

local getRegnal = require( 'Module:British regnal year' ).main

This is the script:

        -- Regnal year
        local regnal = calendar:new()
        local regnalName
        if year > 1706 then
                regnalName = 'British'
                regnalName = 'English'
        regnal:setLink( 'Regnal years of English monarchs', regnalName .. ' Regnal year' )
        regnal:setYear( getRegnal( year ) )
        box:addCalendar( regnal )

So we could have the following:

local getOlympiad = require( 'Module:Ancient Olympiads' ).main

        -- Ancient Olympiads
        if year >= -776 and year < 398 then
        local ancOlympiads = calendar:new()
                        'Ancient Greek calendar',
                        'Ancient Greek era'
        ancOlympiads:setYear( getOlympiad( year ) )
        box:addCalendar( ancOlympiads )

This is still incomplete.

Next step will be having a look at the British module which is found here: Module:British regnal year

I shall then create: Module:Ancient Olympiads

Moreover we need: Module:Ancient Olympiads/data

You'll see them when the links gets blue.--Hyphantes (talk) 09:50, 18 April 2015 (UTC)--Hyphantes (talk) 10:16, 18 April 2015 (UTC)

I have implemented everything, but it is not working properly. Obviously, considering my inexperience, I didn't expect anything else. I'll keep on searching the errors in the script.--Hyphantes (talk) 12:36, 18 April 2015 (UTC)

Can't get calendar to show[edit]

I'm trying to add the Discordian calendar year, but I can't seem to get it to show up in the test previews. I used the code:

   -- Discordian calendar
   local discordian = calendar:new()
   discordian:setLink( 'Discordian calendar' )
   discordian:setYear( year + 1166 )
   box:addCalendar( discordian )

Can someone show me where I went wrong?--Auric talk 22:11, 3 February 2014 (UTC)

Your code works fine - I've just added it to the module exactly as you wrote it, and the calendar is now showing up. It must be something in the preview process that you're doing wrong. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 23:17, 3 February 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. It shows up fine for me in Module:Year in other calendars, but not in articles, which use Template:Year in other calendars.--Auric talk 23:46, 3 February 2014 (UTC)
It shows up for me after purging the tested articles. The addition to the module [3] said "Ethiopian calendar" in the comment. I guess it was a copy-paste error and although it isn't displayed, it can cause confusion for editors and should probably be changed. PrimeHunter (talk) 03:03, 4 February 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done.--Auric talk 04:08, 4 February 2014 (UTC)
Oops, sorry about that... — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 04:39, 4 February 2014 (UTC)

Igbo calender revisited[edit]

The Igobo year does not start in 1 January. All the best: Rich Farmbrough10:26, 7 August 2014 (UTC).

@Rich Farmbrough: Do you speak Lua? If so, you can update the module yourself - it's only semi-protected. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 10:47, 7 August 2014 (UTC)
Just about. I'll take a look. All the best: Rich Farmbrough16:11, 7 August 2014 (UTC).
Ah, it's all good anyway. I'm maybe over nervous about the Igbo calender because of the difficulty in getting decent information abo9ut it. All the best: Rich Farmbrough16:45, 7 August 2014 (UTC).

Japanese calendar[edit]

This code appears to generate an unnecessary piping in some cases. See, for example, the calendar box in 1489, where the generated link is [[Chokyo|Chōkyō]] - a pointless piping since Chokyo redirects straight back to Chōkyō. Can this be fixed? Colonies Chris (talk) 17:43, 11 August 2014 (UTC)

@Colonies Chris: fixed here. Frietjes (talk) 18:35, 11 August 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. Now that I understand how it works, I've done the same for Meiō. Colonies Chris (talk) 19:04, 11 August 2014 (UTC)

Julian Date (JD) should be added[edit]

Julian Date (JD) - not to be confused with Julian calendar - is relevant in science, especially astronomy.

  • such as 2014: JD 2 456 658.5 - 2 457 023.5 (= Jan 1 - Dec 31) --Δεπεχε (talk) 15:23, 26 August 2014 (UTC)


This template takes up an insane amount of screen space, and as long as it is intended as a sidebar on pages on specific calendars it should really be collapsed by default. Alternatively make it into a bottom box to avoid cluttering up the top of a page with unrelated information.

I suppose the content of the template is really a list article in its own right, and should be hosted at one place (such as "list of calendar epochs" or something) and not duplicated on each and every page on a calendar epoch. --dab (𒁳) 11:43, 13 October 2014 (UTC)

It's intended for individual years like 1500 and has around 2800 such uses. Special:WhatLinksHere/Template:Year in other calendars is rather long but my skim only found six other mainspace uses: This year, This decade, This century, List of calendars, Calendar era, North Korean calendar. It was you who added a couple of them after posting here, but I see you also removed it from Gregorian calendar. That leaves North Korean calendar as the only specific calendar. I support removal from there. PrimeHunter (talk) 12:23, 13 October 2014 (UTC)
alright; transclusion in Gregorian calendar was an oddity then. Yes, I just added the template to List of calendars because that's what the template appears to present. It's fine; the state of the "year" articles is a topic unto itself, I have to say I find it questionalbe to include the full list on a page like 688 BC (as teh vast majority of calculated dates will just be anachronisms), but that's to be looked at on a case-by-case basis.
I would still be grateful for an option to collapse this template, say a "year" article is developed from a skeletal list into a coherent article, in such a case the decision will be to either drop the template or collapse it to make room for pertinent material. --dab (𒁳) 13:27, 13 October 2014 (UTC)
"688 BC" itself is an anachronism. If a calendar has a way to specify a year then I don't see a problem in listing it. Do you know examples where this is not the case? The template is implemented in a module and I don't know Lua, but I don't see a significant need for a collapsible option unless we want to add it to more articles like articles about events in given years instead of just the year article itself. But I don't support such use. PrimeHunter (talk) 14:21, 13 October 2014 (UTC)
I strongly support that we exclude the display of specific calendars in epochs when they were irrelevant (for example North Corean calendar previous to 1912) It's quite easy to achieve. I have started a discussion on the topic under Template talk:Year in other calendars#Limit display of calendars? and I would be glad to have more opinions.--Hyphantes (talk) 23:39, 19 April 2015 (UTC)

Anno Societatis[edit]

Could we add the Society for Creative Anachronism's Anno Societatis to the list? It is in synch with the Gregorian calendar but starts on 1 May 1966 (day 1 of A.S. 1). Urhixidur (talk) 15:16, 24 October 2014 (UTC)

Remove the edit link[edit]

we should remove the 'edit' link at the bottom of the sidebar. it's not helpful. Frietjes (talk) 16:35, 7 December 2014 (UTC)

British Regnal Year error for George V[edit]

George V became King on 6 May 1910, so 1 Geo. 5 would correspond to 6 May 1910 - 5 May 1911, 2 Geo. 5 to 6 May 1911 - 5 May 1912, and so on with 1936 being 26 Geo. 5 before his death. However, this infobox does not list 1 Geo. 5 as starting until 1911, meaning George V is dated as though he became king in 1911 and thus 1936 is listed as one regnal year too low (25 Geo. 5 instead of 26). Dralwik|Have a Chat 22:15, 30 December 2014 (UTC)

Well spotted. Module:British regnal year/data should say 1910 instead of 1911. Other data may also have to be adjusted. User:Mr. Stradivarius will know what to do. He documented it but he is still active and can probably do it easier and safer. PrimeHunter (talk) 00:16, 31 December 2014 (UTC)
Looks like that fixed the counting error. Thanks for the tip! Dralwik|Have a Chat 01:25, 31 December 2014 (UTC)
I made another change to make 1936 say "26 Geo. 5" instead of "25 Geo. 5".[4] PrimeHunter (talk) 02:55, 31 December 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 20 January 2015[edit]

India has its own calender named as "INDIAN NATIONAL SOLAR CALENDER". As per the same this year is "SHAK SANVAT 1936" Please add this calender in this list. Regards vivekvbhidestar@gmail.com (talk) 08:23, 20 January 2015 (UTC)

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made.  B E C K Y S A Y L E 11:21, 20 January 2015 (UTC)
Shaka Samvat with a piped link to Indian national calendar is already listed, but the year may be off by 1. PrimeHunter (talk) 13:57, 20 January 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 2 February 2015y4hrrhiwee[edit]

÷ (talk) 11:56, 2 February 2015 (UTC)

Red question icon with gradient background.svg Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. Edgars2007 (talk/contribs) 13:11, 2 February 2015 (UTC)

The opposite template?[edit]

Is a template available that does the opposite of this template?

Provide a number, and it will output the CE year corresponding to this number in other calendars (ie. if you provide 942, it will check each calendar's 942 year, and provide the equivalent AD/CE/BCE/BC year)

-- (talk) 04:42, 16 February 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 17 February 2015[edit]

Proper year order:..... 1 BC - 0 - 1 - 2- 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11 - 12 - 13 - 14 - 15 - 16 - 17 - 18 - 19 - 20 - 21 - 22 - 23 - 24 - 25 - 26 - 27 - 28 - 29 - 30 - 31 - 32 - 33 - 1st Day - 2nd Day - 3rd Day - 1 AD...... (talk) 10:46, 17 February 2015 (UTC)

Red question icon with gradient background.svg Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. Edgars2007 (talk/contribs) 15:27, 17 February 2015 (UTC)
The year 0 does not exist. It goes immediately from 1 BC to 1 AD.--Hyphantes (talk) 11:59, 17 April 2015 (UTC)

Limit display of calendars?[edit]

Since the calendar box is getting bigger and bigger, there have been complaints together with the request to have it collapsed by default. I think there is an alternative to this if we start to limit our calendars to periods where they really matter. To understand what I mean, you may have a look at the recently added French Republican calendar. This calendar was in vigour only four fourteen years from 1793 to 1805 and in 1871, and therefore it is displayed in the calendar box only in those years. Currently most calendars are displayed all the time, even if they are irrelevant for a specific year and the result is N/A. This is one factor that makes the calendar box so big. For example we might ask if it is useful to have the information for the year 755 BC:

  • ab urbe condita -1 (by the way the value is wrong, it should be -2) or
  • Armenian calendar N/A.

If we suppressed some of these dates, introducing more intelligent limits to each calendar, it would make our box leaner and more relevant. The mechanism to achieve this is very easy. You can check the French Republican calendar to see how it may works, but there are also other inherent ways to reach the same goal. I start to propose a number limits here and I would like to have opinions.

  • ab urbe condita - if the word is "ab" the years previous to "urbe condita" sound a bit absurd. So these might be suppressed. If not, they need at least be corrected. I admit that I'm a bit undecided on the matter myself.
  • Armenian calendar - starts 552 AD and should be suppressed in previous years.
  • English regnal year - starts 1066 and should be suppressed in previous years.
  • Bahá'í calendar - I doubt that this calendar has any application previous to 1843. Moreover it displays the year 0 which is probably wrong.
  • Hindu calendars - Shaka Samvat starts 78 AD and has N/A for previous dates.
  • Japanese calendar - starts 645
  • Juche calendar - gives N/A for years previous to 1912
  • Julian calendar - starts 44 BC and has N/A for previous years

From what I found, it appears that most calendars contain the year 0, so we must presume that the negative values are all wrong. Opinions?--Hyphantes (talk) 21:56, 18 April 2015 (UTC)