There is no era holder in gramps.
Any idea if there is other genea software out there that fixes this?

Options:
1. add era as an optional new date field.
2. year should contain the era also, so: eraname, 1. In calender Japanese, this can then be parsed correctly

With option 1, we could also do BC and AC as different era, so our calendar can then have eras: No era, BC or AC ??

However, option 2 is probably most logical.

Do you have a relation to Japanese? It seems dangerous to me for people not accustomed to this calendar to try to add it.

Benny

2012/11/5 Mathieu MD <mathieu.md@gmail.com>
Hi,

I started to work on adding Japanese eras[1,2] as a new calendar type
(along Gregorian or Swedish ones), but it's maybe not as easy as I though.

The main problem is that there is no way to select the era: you can set
the day, the month, the year, but not the era.

Am I missing something, or is it really complicated?

PS: I just saw there is already a feature request[3]!

1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_era_name
2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Japanese_era_names
3. http://www.gramps-project.org/bugs/view.php?id=3120

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Mathieu

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