Ireland - Start of Week
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In Ireland it is much more common for the start of the week to be Monday, not
Sunday (as marked in Supplemental Data Chart)
Trac Comment 15 by —2012-02-27T02:34:39.000Z
Merged into branches/maint/maint-21 per r6610
Trac Comment 13 by —2012-02-25T06:26:14.000Z
Also note, NSAI intends to lobby to have glibc, Windows, and Java use Sunday as the firstDay for Ireland.
Trac Comment 12 by —2012-02-25T06:02:14.000Z
Here is the history of changes in this area.
Before CLDR 1.9 / ICU 4.6, IE was listed (in supplementalData.xml) as using Sunday for the first day of the week.
This ticket : was filed by robkiely(at)google.com requesting a change to Monday as being more common. However the CLDR TC did not find that there was enough evidence for making a change. Also Séamus Ó Ciardhuáin of NSAI, in a comment above, mentioned that although MOnday is sometimes used as the firstDay in a workweek context, there are good reasons in history and law for using Sunday; for the latter, a 1937 law defining Sunday as the firstDay, and an NSAI discussion reconfirming this in 2004.
: filed by P(at)draigBrady.com claimed that calendars in Ireland use Monday as firstDay, and that glibc follows this convention. Yoshito investigated under that ticket (see [#comment:12]) and in 5 of 6 online transportation schedules that he looked at, the firstDay was Monday. No changes were made under this ticket; they were subsumed by the changes discussed in the next bullet.
Per : in CLDR 1.9, Yoshito compared against Java (en_IE) and Windows/.NET behavior. Both of these used Monday, so IE was removed from the list of countries that used Sunday (thus defaulting to Monday, the default firstDay for 001 = the world).
Per : in CLDR 2.0. Yoshito did more comprehensive investigation of firstDay behavior across locales, comparing to Java and Windows, with this spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AjD1-LizLRWldEp6LVBfMXZvZFdSSjU5NVJWUVhWaEE#gid=0. This confirmed Monday as firstDay for Ireland, and it was explicitly added to the Monday list.
However there is new feedback, including feedback from NSAI that firstDay should be restored to Sunday. Also, some of the transportation schedules cited in [#comment:12] as using Monday have changed to use Sunday, and Michael Everson (in [#comment:15] and later) has found several others that also use Sunday: Irish Rail, Aer Lingus, etc.
Per CLDR discussion 2011-02-22, we will change firstDay back to Sunday for IE, and as part of this create a CLDR page on which reasons for this and other similar decisions can be documented. This page is https://sites.google.com/site/cldr/index/cldr-spec/reasons-for-decisions
Trac Comment 11 by —2012-02-22T17:05:02.000Z
Doc: Resons for Decisions, under SPecifications
Trac Comment 10 by —2012-02-22T16:56:00.000Z
Create reasons page, point to it