Sent again -- here's a slightly more compact version, that avoids
declaring a separate class to hold the expressions in.

Michel Houben wrote:
> How can I fix the date in Dutch, for example Donderdag 17 Augustus 2000 
> instead of Thursday 17 August 2000. I hope someone can solve this problem.

I don't know any Dutch.

However, here's an external method that will convert the months and days
of the week in a string from English to German.

There are probably better names for the variables and such, so don't
take this as as example of clear maintainable programming :)

It ought be be pretty efficient.

Assuming you call the external method D_date, use something like this:

  <dtml-var "D_date('October February July, Tuesday, 23 March 2000')">


----
import re

# you can remove lines where the words are the same in both languages
replacements={
    'Monday':'Montag',
    'Tuesday':'Dienstag',
    'Wednesday':'Mittwoch',
    'Thursday':'Donnerstag',
    'Friday':'Freitag',
    'Saturday':'Samstag',
    'Sunday':'Sonntag',
    'January':'Januar',
    'February':'Februar',
    'March':'M&auml;rz',
    'April':'April',
    'May':'Mai',
    'June':'Juni',
    'July':'Juli',
    'August':'Augustus',
    'September':'September',
    'October':'Oktober',
    'November':'November',
    'December':'Dezember'
    }

replace_regexes=[]
for e,d in replacements.items():
    replace_regexes.append(
        eval("lambda x: re.compile('%s').sub('%s', x)" % (e, d)))

def D_date(datestring):
    return reduce(lambda x,y: y(x), replace_regexes, datestring)
----

--
Steve Alexander
Software Engineer
Cat-Box limited
http://www.cat-box.net

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