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Add new era/month/day error of "Words cannot start with a number"

akurka
Sat, 25 Nov 2017 01:33:37 GMT

I'm using Aeon Timeline for fiction (involving primarily non-Gregorian calendar users), which means I often need to add new months, days, or eras. I don't always have a name for those new days or months pegged down, and sometimes don't need them, but in that case I'd like to use numbers (e.g. Month 13, Day 10, etc.). However, when I type in numbers, I get an error message saying "Words cannot start with a number". Why? The workaround for this would be to enter "Month13" or "Day10", but I would appreciate being able to enter numbers separately as well as words.

Matthew Tobin
Sat, 25 Nov 2017 01:38:23 GMT

Hi, The reason for this comes from being able to interpret date strings later. On Desktop (and potentially iPad also in the future as per colman's request below), the user has the option to type dates in full, so we are looking to match text such as "March 12 2015" or "12 March 2015" or just "March 2015" if there is no date, etc. It would complicate this matching substantially, and probably lead to a fair amount of confusion with users typing dates also, if "March 13" is allowed to be the name of a month, and we suddenly need to be concerned with "12 March 13 2015" and "March 13 12 2015" etc. also. Matt

akurka
Sat, 25 Nov 2017 01:50:01 GMT

Ah, makes sense. I also use an external keyboard and would like to be able to type in dates, as well.

dungeonanddragon
Sat, 25 Nov 2017 07:37:26 GMT

+1, but it’s not a major issues for me.