Consistency of terminology in French

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I would very much like us to come to an agreement for the term for "daylight savings time" in French, between:

heure avancée ( the existing form - Google voted for)

and

heure d’été ( which Apple voted for every time ).

Because of new items, now we have both forms scattered about, and we should try to drive consistency on this.

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May 10, 2019, 1:07 AM
Trac Comment 1 by —2014-07-22T18:20:38.720Z

From our French vetter:
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We did use "heure avancée" in past CLDRs but it is actually seldom used in France. "Heure avancée" is for French Canada. I personally would have not known that "heure avancée" and "heure d’été" are the same.

French Dictionaries:

  • Le Petit Robert: "heure d’été" (fr-FR) / "heure avancée" (fr-CA)

  • Larousse: "heure d’été"

  • Antidote: "heure d’été" (fr-FR) / "heure avancée" (fr-CA)

Official sources use "heure d’été" [Parliament - "Should we stop using 'daylight savings time' "|French]:
http://www.senat.fr/rap/r96-13/r96-13_mono.html
or French Governmental website - "Switching to 'daylight savings time' "
http://www.service-public.fr/actualites/00506.html

Google also returns:

  • 691 000 results for "heure d’été" site:.fr

  • 50 700 results for "heure avancée" site:.fr

If we want to address French speakers outside of French Canada, "heure d’été" should be used.
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May 10, 2019, 1:07 AM
Trac Comment 2 by —2014-07-23T16:30:44.746Z

Waiting for confirmation from Fredrik on the fr_CA situation.

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May 10, 2019, 1:07 AM
Trac Comment 3 by —2014-07-31T15:53:25.744Z

From our French Canadian contact:
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"Heure avancée" is indeed only FR-CA (it is on the GDT and specified on Termium). We do understand "heure d'été," but it is not as widely used.
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May 10, 2019, 1:07 AM
Trac Comment 4 by —2014-07-31T18:03:57.135Z

Looks like we have our answer then... I'll go ahead and make the appropriate changes.

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May 10, 2019, 1:07 AM
Trac Comment 6 by —2014-08-27T14:59:34.836Z

Possible we want a native review of this. Will try to get that, but closing for now.

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John Emmons

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John Emmons

Reviewer

Fredrik Stenshamn

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