Hi Yalu,

The Fineract developer is the right place so thanks for starting this
discussion. Keith Woodlock, are you able to respond more about the calendar
library that was chosen - it think it was Joda right? It looks like that
only supports 8 calendars - http://www.joda.org/joda-time/cal.html - but
Vikram Samvat isn't one of them.


On Mon, Sep 19, 2016 at 8:54 PM, Yalu <y...@vajrainteractive.com> wrote:

> Dear Dev Community,
> This is my first post to this list and I apologize if the content of this
> message is not appropriate.
> I am from Nepal and here the official Calendar System in widespread use is
> still exclusively a Hindu calendar system called Vikram Samvat. I am trying
> to get Mifos to be usable in Nepal and this is one of the major hurdle that
> is impeding adoption.
> I am trying to determine what kind of Calendar Date/Time
> architecture/module Mifos X has so as to localize this aspect of the
> software faithfully and seamlessly; Whether the module is pluggable so that
> we could just plug in Vikram Samvat based calendar system(if it exists) or
> any other Calendar system, and we would be good to go.
> Determining or making the architecture pluggable and having a slot to
> accommodate different kinds of Calendar/Date/Time system may only be one of
> a few related problems in this problem set. On the other side, I am not
> even sure if Nepal has a reliable computational Calendar library to plugin
> for Vikram Samvat.
> I know there exists an approach that some local developers have been using
> to address Calendar solutions for Vikram Samvat. From what I know these
> systems are made not with pure algorithmic approach(thus scalable into the
> future) but by using pre-calculated data set of dates. These set of dates
> range between arbitrary(?) past and future dates. The authority that
> publishes the pre calculated dates and the legitimacy of their calculations
> may also be questionable. I have done some research on this and I will
> share more of my findings soon.
> I would really appreciate any help localizing Mifos X in this manner. It
> would be a huge win for Nepali adoption of Mifos X. I will assist in any
> ways I can, so please ask questions, share your insights and discuss.
> Thank You immensely for all your hard work. You all are all simply amazing.
> Regards,
> Yalu

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