[tz] Big tech warns of 'Japan's millennium bug' ahead of Akihito's abdication

Brian Inglis Brian.Inglis at SystematicSw.ab.ca
Tue Apr 30 12:28:55 UTC 2019

On 2018-08-04 21:35, Paul Eggert wrote:
> Phake Nick wrote:
>> For tzdb, iirc the era name info is also stored in some notes comment. That
>> could be updated too.
> I don't see that in the tzdb source: although there are Japanese characters,
> there is no table of era names. Thanks for the other info, though.

New era name gengo 令和/㋿/Reiwa/R announced Mar 31 goes into effect May 1
R1.5.1 令和元年; H31.5.1 is an R1J bug; see


with support in CLDR 35.1, ICU 64.2, Unicode 12.1:


Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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