Japanese Era Ligature Abbreviations

Since I’ve been doing so much investigation around the Japanese Era, I noticed that our abbreviation isn’t really the best.  We keep the era names in the registry with the era start date so that we can adapt when a new era happens: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Nls\Calendars\Japanese\Eras] “1868 01 01″=”明治_明_Meiji_M” “1912 07 30″=”大正_大_Taisho_T”…

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Using the Registry to Test the New Japanese Era on Windows

Japanese Era Registry Key I’ve posted about using the registry to test for the Japanese Era before — some folks were looking for a little more guidance, so I created a couple registry files to help out. Japanese calendar eras are enumerated in the registry, so adding a test era like the one below can…

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The Japanese Calendar’s Y2K Moment

Japanese Calendar Eras The Windows 10 Spring Release includes a placeholder for the era expected to begin on 1 May, 2019.  That information is in a registry key that can be removed or edited in the event that a system’s software misbehaves with this additional information. The Japanese Calendar has Japanese Era Names that coincide…

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Testing for New Japanese Era

Some time ago I mentioned that there’s a registry key that has values admins can edit if they want to modify the Japanese Era data for the system.  With the news that Emperor Akihito will be abdicating next year, people may want to check if their software works with an additional Era. Since a name…

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Japanese Calendars, How do I Test Support for Additional Eras?

The Japanese Calendar is labeled by the reign of the current emporer.  Windows has supported 4 Japanese calendar Eras, however in the future there may be more eras.  Realizing this, we’ve added support in Windows 7, Server 2008R2 & .Net v4 for additional Japanese Eras. There’re a few things applications should know about extended Japanese…

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