Template talk:M1 year in topic

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I don't get it, how is this built? --Striver 23:47, 21 September 2006 (UTC)

Byzantine calendar[edit]

Copied from Talk:Byzantine calendar:

As the article notes, the so-called "Byzantine calendar" is a calendar traditionally used by Eastern Orthodox Christians. One finds this usage currently as well - cf. for instance the website on "Orthodoxy in China" - [1]. In addition, plotting the correspondence of dates with the standard C.E. calendar would be a supremely useful tool for a historian, since, at least in Byzantine, Russian, Romanian et.al. history the "year of creation" dates continued to be widely used at least to late 17th century. For this reason, I would like to request that this dating system be placed into the calendrical correspondence charts which are provided for each article dealing with a given year. Thank you. 22:48, 21 June 2007 (UTC)

The Byzantine calendar is identical to the Julian calendar except that its year begins September 1, with its Anno Mundi year being AD/CE + 5509 from September 1 to December 31 and AD/CE + 5508 from January 1 to August 31. However, I do not see any use of AM years in the citation after a cursory check. — Joe Kress 22:07, 23 June 2007 (UTC)

A mistake in the Islamic calendar?[edit]

I feel that a "conceptual" mistake concerns the Islamic years: before 622 they are written with digits + BH (I supppose "Before Hijra"). But as far as I know, in the Islamic world there does not exist anything like the Christian "BC". Even in historical texts written by muslims I only find dates according to the Common Era, but never "Before Hijra". For Muslims, the time before Hijra is jahiliyyah ("ignorance [of the revelation]"), and it has no sense to speak of such times in a historical way. So, I feel that for every year preceding 62 this template should not calculate negative dates, but simply show one and the same word jahiliyyah. --Vermondo (talk) 19:55, 17 March 2009 (UTC)

incorrect mathematical notation[edit]

This template causes hyphens to appear where minus signs should be! There is a difference between

5 - 3


5 – 3

Negative numbers in Wikipedia (except where this template creates them) are written with a minus sign without the spacing that you see above. Thus: –3. This is not a stubby little hyphen.

Just when you thought this bit of basic literacy, codified in WP:MOSMATH, had been successfully implemented throughout Wikipedia about five or six years ago (except by newbie editors, to whom one points it out), one finds something like this. Michael Hardy (talk) 22:41, 4 July 2011 (UTC)

No documentation[edit]

This template has no documentation. Thus there is no way for someone who is not a template programmer to know that most of the work is done by other templates that are called, what those other templates are, or how this template, together with the templates being called, figure out what the year is. Jc3s5h (talk) 16:54, 20 November 2016 (UTC)

OK, hopefully it's adequately documented now. wbm1058 (talk) 19:31, 22 November 2016 (UTC)
Thanks, that looks great. Jc3s5h (talk) 20:00, 22 November 2016 (UTC)