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Japanese Official New Era Date Package Updates May Be Needed Tomorrow




Subpackages for sqlite3 and mingw may need updated from the latest ICU release.
Packages unicode-cldr-emoji-annotation, unicode-ucd, and fonts used in Japanese,
may also need updated as below.
Not sure if any GUI date or locale packages need updated.

Add new Windows Era if you are on W10 1809, and maybe W7 and earlier, if still
unpatched:

HKLM_SYS_CCS_Control_Nls_Calendars_Japanese_Eras.reg
8< ------------------------------ >8
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Nls\Calendars\Japanese\Eras]
"2019 05 01"="令和_㋿_Reiwa_R"
8< ------------------------------ >8

New era name gengo 令和/㋿/Reiwa/R announced Mar 31 goes into effect May 1
R1.5.1 令和元年; H31.5.1 is an R1 bug; see

	https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reiwa
	https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_era_name

with support in CLDR 35.1, ICU 64.2, Unicode 12.1:

	http://cldr.unicode.org/index/downloads/cldr-35#TOC-V35.1
	http://site.icu-project.org/download/64
	https://www.unicode.org/Public/12.1.0/ucd/

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