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[Spanish Wikipedia] Function {{#timel:}} won't parse localised date in text format in any language but english
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I'm editing templates, and I want to get the year from a valid date string.

However, when using the functions {{#time:}} and {{#timel:}}, them won't parse string in long, text format localised (eg. "8 de julio de 2000"); when giving the date in english ("July 8, 2000"), it works. I tested in many Wikimedia projects, and in all of them, only the string in english

I know this may be inherited from the PHP functions. So, is there plans to make MediaWiki to accept those strings in any language? Is there another solution? Thanks.

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Amitie_10g renamed this task from [Spanish Wikipedia] Function {{#timel:}} won't parse date in text format in any language but english to [Spanish Wikipedia] Function {{#timel:}} won't parse localised date in text format in any language but english.Apr 26 2019, 2:57 AM
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Hi @Amitie_10g, it's unclear to me 1) which exact steps you perform, 2) what you expected to happen, and 3) what happens instead. Can you please provide a specific, self-contained example which leaves no room for interpretation? Thanks!

If this is about passing something like {{#time: Y | 8 de julio de 2000 }} instead of e.g. {{#time: Y | July 8, 2000 }},
then see https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Extension:ParserFunctions##time . It says that

The date/time object can be in any format accepted by PHP's strtotime() function. Both absolute (eg 20 December 2000) and relative (eg +20 hours) times are accepted.

and the formats supported by PHP are listed on https://www.php.net/manual/en/datetime.formats.php

If it's not supported by PHP then this might be a feature request for PHP. https://bugs.php.net/bug.php?id=76123 might be slightly related when it comes to localized versions.