Babel Changelog

Version 2.3

(Feature release, released on April 8th)

Internal improvements

Features

Bugfixes

Version 2.2

(Feature release, released on January 2nd 2016)

Bugfixes

  • General: Add __hash__ to Locale. (#303) (2aa8074)
  • General: Allow files with BOM if they’re UTF-8 (#189) (da87edd)
  • General: localedata directory is now locale-data (#109) (2d1882e)
  • General: odict: Fix pop method (0a9e97e)
  • General: Removed uses of datetime.date class from *.dat files (#174) (94f6830)
  • Messages: Fix plural selection for Chinese (531f666)
  • Messages: Fix typo and add semicolon in plural_forms (5784501)
  • Messages: Flatten NullTranslations.files into a list (ad11101)
  • Times: FixedOffsetTimezone: fix display of negative offsets (d816803)

Features

  • CLDR: Update to CLDR 28 (#292) (9f7f4d0)
  • General: Add __copy__ and __deepcopy__ to LazyProxy. (a1cc3f1)
  • General: Add official support for Python 3.4 and 3.5
  • General: Improve odict performance by making key search O(1) (6822b7f)
  • Locale: Add an ordinal_form property to Locale (#270) (b3f3430)
  • Locale: Add support for list formatting (37ce4fa, be6e23d)
  • Locale: Check inheritance exceptions first (3ef0d6d)
  • Messages: Allow file locations without line numbers (#279) (79bc781)
  • Messages: Allow passing a callable to extract() (#289) (3f58516)
  • Messages: Support ‘Language’ header field of PO files (#76) (3ce842b)
  • Messages: Update catalog headers from templates (e0e7ef1)
  • Numbers: Properly load and expose currency format types (#201) (df676ab)
  • Numbers: Use cdecimal by default when available (b6169be)
  • Numbers: Use the CLDR’s suggested number of decimals for format_currency (#139) (201ed50)
  • Times: Add format_timedelta(format=’narrow’) support (edc5eb5)

Version 2.1

(Bugfix/minor feature release, released on September 25th 2015)

Version 2.0

(Released on July 27th 2015, codename Second Coming)

  • Added support for looking up currencies that belong to a territory through the babel.numbers.get_territory_currencies() function.
  • Improved Python 3 support.
  • Fixed some broken tests for timezone behavior.
  • Improved various smaller things for dealing with dates.

Version 1.4

(bugfix release, release date to be decided)

  • Fixed a bug that caused deprecated territory codes not being converted properly by the subtag resolving. This for instance showed up when trying to use und_UK as a language code which now properly resolves to en_GB.
  • Fixed a bug that made it impossible to import the CLDR data from scratch on windows systems.

Version 1.3

(bugfix release, released on July 29th 2013)

  • Fixed a bug in likely-subtag resolving for some common locales. This primarily makes zh_CN work again which was broken due to how it was defined in the likely subtags combined with our broken resolving. This fixes #37.
  • Fixed a bug that caused pybabel to break when writing to stdout on Python 3.
  • Removed a stray print that was causing issues when writing to stdout for message catalogs.

Version 1.2

(bugfix release, released on July 27th 2013)

  • Included all tests in the tarball. Previously the include skipped past recursive folders.
  • Changed how tests are invoked and added separate standalone test command. This simplifies testing of the package for linux distributors.

Version 1.1

(bugfix release, released on July 27th 2013)

  • added dummy version requirements for pytz so that it installs on pip 1.4.
  • Included tests in the tarball.

Version 1.0

(Released on July 26th 2013, codename Revival)

  • support python 2.6, 2.7, 3.3+ and pypy - drop all other versions
  • use tox for testing on different pythons
  • Added support for the locale plural rules defined by the CLDR.
  • Added format_timedelta function to support localized formatting of relative times with strings such as “2 days” or “1 month” (ticket #126).
  • Fixed negative offset handling of Catalog._set_mime_headers (ticket #165).
  • Fixed the case where messages containing square brackets would break with an unpack error.
  • updated to CLDR 23
  • Make the CLDR import script work with Python 2.7.
  • Fix various typos.
  • Sort output of list-locales.
  • Make the POT-Creation-Date of the catalog being updated equal to POT-Creation-Date of the template used to update (ticket #148).
  • Use a more explicit error message if no option or argument (command) is passed to pybabel (ticket #81).
  • Keep the PO-Revision-Date if it is not the default value (ticket #148).
  • Make –no-wrap work by reworking –width’s default and mimic xgettext’s behaviour of always wrapping comments (ticket #145).
  • Add –project and –version options for commandline (ticket #173).
  • Add a __ne__() method to the Local class.
  • Explicitly sort instead of using sorted() and don’t assume ordering (Jython compatibility).
  • Removed ValueError raising for string formatting message checkers if the string does not contain any string formattings (ticket #150).
  • Fix Serbian plural forms (ticket #213).
  • Small speed improvement in format_date() (ticket #216).
  • Fix so frontend.CommandLineInterface.run does not accumulate logging handlers (ticket #227, reported with initial patch by dfraser)
  • Fix exception if environment contains an invalid locale setting (ticket #200)
  • use cPickle instead of pickle for better performance (ticket #225)
  • Only use bankers round algorithm as a tie breaker if there are two nearest numbers, round as usual if there is only one nearest number (ticket #267, patch by Martin)
  • Allow disabling cache behaviour in LazyProxy (ticket #208, initial patch from Pedro Algarvio)
  • Support for context-aware methods during message extraction (ticket #229, patch from David Rios)
  • “init” and “update” commands support “–no-wrap” option (ticket #289)
  • fix formatting of fraction in format_decimal() if the input value is a float with more than 7 significant digits (ticket #183)
  • fix format_date() with datetime parameter (ticket #282, patch from Xavier Morel)
  • fix format_decimal() with small Decimal values (ticket #214, patch from George Lund)
  • fix handling of messages containing ‘\n’ (ticket #198)
  • handle irregular multi-line msgstr (no “” as first line) gracefully (ticket #171)
  • parse_decimal() now returns Decimals not floats, API change (ticket #178)
  • no warnings when running setup.py without installed setuptools (ticket #262)
  • modified Locale.__eq__ method so Locales are only equal if all of their attributes (language, territory, script, variant) are equal
  • resort to hard-coded message extractors/checkers if pkg_resources is installed but no egg-info was found (ticket #230)
  • format_time() and format_datetime() now accept also floats (ticket #242)
  • add babel.support.NullTranslations class similar to gettext.NullTranslations but with all of Babel’s new gettext methods (ticket #277)
  • “init” and “update” commands support “–width” option (ticket #284)
  • fix ‘input_dirs’ option for setuptools integration (ticket #232, initial patch by Étienne Bersac)
  • ensure .mo file header contains the same information as the source .po file (ticket #199)
  • added support for get_language_name() on the locale objects.
  • added support for get_territory_name() on the locale objects.
  • added support for get_script_name() on the locale objects.
  • added pluralization support for currency names and added a ‘¤¤¤’ pattern for currencies that includes the full name.
  • depend on pytz now and wrap it nicer. This gives us improved support for things like timezone transitions and an overall nicer API.
  • Added support for explicit charset to PO file reading.
  • Added experimental Python 3 support.
  • Added better support for returning timezone names.
  • Don’t throw away a Catalog’s obsolete messages when updating it.
  • Added basic likelySubtag resolving when doing locale parsing and no match can be found.

Version 0.9.6

(released on March 17th 2011)

  • Backport r493-494: documentation typo fixes.
  • Make the CLDR import script work with Python 2.7.
  • Fix various typos.
  • Fixed Python 2.3 compatibility (ticket #146, ticket #233).
  • Sort output of list-locales.
  • Make the POT-Creation-Date of the catalog being updated equal to POT-Creation-Date of the template used to update (ticket #148).
  • Use a more explicit error message if no option or argument (command) is passed to pybabel (ticket #81).
  • Keep the PO-Revision-Date if it is not the default value (ticket #148).
  • Make –no-wrap work by reworking –width’s default and mimic xgettext’s behaviour of always wrapping comments (ticket #145).
  • Fixed negative offset handling of Catalog._set_mime_headers (ticket #165).
  • Add –project and –version options for commandline (ticket #173).
  • Add a __ne__() method to the Local class.
  • Explicitly sort instead of using sorted() and don’t assume ordering (Python 2.3 and Jython compatibility).
  • Removed ValueError raising for string formatting message checkers if the string does not contain any string formattings (ticket #150).
  • Fix Serbian plural forms (ticket #213).
  • Small speed improvement in format_date() (ticket #216).
  • Fix number formatting for locales where CLDR specifies alt or draft items (ticket #217)
  • Fix bad check in format_time (ticket #257, reported with patch and tests by jomae)
  • Fix so frontend.CommandLineInterface.run does not accumulate logging handlers (ticket #227, reported with initial patch by dfraser)
  • Fix exception if environment contains an invalid locale setting (ticket #200)

Version 0.9.5

(released on April 6th 2010)

  • Fixed the case where messages containing square brackets would break with an unpack error.
  • Backport of r467: Fuzzy matching regarding plurals should NOT be checked against len(message.id) because this is always 2, instead, it’s should be checked against catalog.num_plurals (ticket #212).

Version 0.9.4

(released on August 25th 2008)

  • Currency symbol definitions that is defined with choice patterns in the CLDR data are no longer imported, so the symbol code will be used instead.
  • Fixed quarter support in date formatting.
  • Fixed a serious memory leak that was introduces by the support for CLDR aliases in 0.9.3 (ticket #128).
  • Locale modifiers such as “@euro” are now stripped from locale identifiers when parsing (ticket #136).
  • The system locales “C” and “POSIX” are now treated as aliases for “en_US_POSIX”, for which the CLDR provides the appropriate data. Thanks to Manlio Perillo for the suggestion.
  • Fixed JavaScript extraction for regular expression literals (ticket #138) and concatenated strings.
  • The Translation class in babel.support can now manage catalogs with different message domains, and exposes the family of d*gettext functions (ticket #137).

Version 0.9.3

(released on July 9th 2008)

  • Fixed invalid message extraction methods causing an UnboundLocalError.
  • Extraction method specification can now use a dot instead of the colon to separate module and function name (ticket #105).
  • Fixed message catalog compilation for locales with more than two plural forms (ticket #95).
  • Fixed compilation of message catalogs for locales with more than two plural forms where the translations were empty (ticket #97).
  • The stripping of the comment tags in comments is optional now and is done for each line in a comment.
  • Added a JavaScript message extractor.
  • Updated to CLDR 1.6.
  • Fixed timezone calculations when formatting datetime and time values.
  • Added a get_plural function into the plurals module that returns the correct plural forms for a locale as tuple.
  • Added support for alias definitions in the CLDR data files, meaning that the chance for items missing in certain locales should be greatly reduced (ticket #68).

Version 0.9.2

(released on February 4th 2008)

  • Fixed catalogs’ charset values not being recognized (ticket #66).
  • Numerous improvements to the default plural forms.
  • Fixed fuzzy matching when updating message catalogs (ticket #82).
  • Fixed bug in catalog updating, that in some cases pulled in translations from different catalogs based on the same template.
  • Location lines in PO files do no longer get wrapped at hyphens in file names (ticket #79).
  • Fixed division by zero error in catalog compilation on empty catalogs (ticket #60).

Version 0.9.1

(released on September 7th 2007)

  • Fixed catalog updating when a message is merged that was previously simple but now has a plural form, for example by moving from gettext to ngettext, or vice versa.
  • Fixed time formatting for 12 am and 12 pm.
  • Fixed output encoding of the pybabel –list-locales command.
  • MO files are now written in binary mode on windows (ticket #61).

Version 0.9

(released on August 20th 2007)

  • The new_catalog distutils command has been renamed to init_catalog for consistency with the command-line frontend.
  • Added compilation of message catalogs to MO files (ticket #21).
  • Added updating of message catalogs from POT files (ticket #22).
  • Support for significant digits in number formatting.
  • Apply proper “banker’s rounding” in number formatting in a cross-platform manner.
  • The number formatting functions now also work with numbers represented by Python Decimal objects (ticket #53).
  • Added extensible infrastructure for validating translation catalogs.
  • Fixed the extractor not filtering out messages that didn’t validate against the keyword’s specification (ticket #39).
  • Fixed the extractor raising an exception when encountering an empty string msgid. It now emits a warning to stderr.
  • Numerous Python message extractor fixes: it now handles nested function calls within a gettext function call correctly, uses the correct line number for multi-line function calls, and other small fixes (tickets ticket #38 and ticket #39).
  • Improved support for detecting Python string formatting fields in message strings (ticket #57).
  • CLDR upgraded to the 1.5 release.
  • Improved timezone formatting.
  • Implemented scientific number formatting.
  • Added mechanism to lookup locales by alias, for cases where browsers insist on including only the language code in the Accept-Language header, and sometimes even the incorrect language code.

Version 0.8.1

(released on July 2nd 2007)

  • default_locale() would fail when the value of the LANGUAGE environment variable contained multiple language codes separated by colon, as is explicitly allowed by the GNU gettext tools. As the default_locale() function is called at the module level in some modules, this bug would completely break importing these modules on systems where LANGUAGE is set that way.
  • The character set specified in PO template files is now respected when creating new catalog files based on that template. This allows the use of characters outside the ASCII range in POT files (ticket #17).
  • The default ordering of messages in generated POT files, which is based on the order those messages are found when walking the source tree, is no longer subject to differences between platforms; directory and file names are now always sorted alphabetically.
  • The Python message extractor now respects the special encoding comment to be able to handle files containing non-ASCII characters (ticket #23).
  • Added N_ (gettext noop) to the extractor’s default keywords.
  • Made locale string parsing more robust, and also take the script part into account (ticket #27).
  • Added a function to list all locales for which locale data is available.
  • Added a command-line option to the pybabel command which prints out all available locales (ticket #24).
  • The name of the command-line script has been changed from just babel to pybabel to avoid a conflict with the OpenBabel project (ticket #34).

Version 0.8

(released on June 20th 2007)

  • First public release