Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Integration of Arabic Calender in OpenERP

The Islamic calendar (Hijra calendar) is a purely lunar calendar. It contains 12 months that are based on the phases and stages of the moon, and because 12 synodic months is only 12 x 29.53059=354.3671 days, the Islamic calendar is consistently shorter than a tropical year, and therefore it shifts with respect to the Christian calendar.
Since the Islamic calendar is purely lunar, as apposed to solar or luni-solar,the Muslim (Hijri) year is shorter than the Gregorian year by about 11 days,and months in the Islamic (Hijri) year are not related to seasons, which are fundamentally related to the solar cycle.

OpenERP is Currently using Gregorian Calender, But the growing need, adoption and the exploration of OpenERP at a incessant velocity in Muslim countries including gulf and other Areas has led us to develop a robust and dynamic Arabic (Hijri) calendar that we integrated in OpnERP to meet their Business Requirements and record their daily business transaction as per Islamic dates.
The Calendar is Designed in such a away that it displays the hijri dates as digits and the name of months and days in Arabic language.(That Can Be further customized To More then 50 Languages including English,Parsian,Urdu and Hindi). The Calendar works same way as the inbuilt Gregorian calendar does. Here are the snapshots of integrated Arabic (Hijri) Calendar to show its features, appearance and some functionality.

  (Arabic Calender showing day names and month name)
 (click the image for large view)

 (Drop down list of month names)
 (click the image for large view)

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