Logical Groups

A "logical group" is a set of CLDR items that need to be treated as a single unit in terms of voting.  Some common logical groups are:
  • Sets of month names or weekday names in a calendar.
  • Any group of items that have plural categories associated with them ( for example, in currencies "1 US Dollar", "5 US Dollars" ).
  • In compact decimals, groups of formats for 4-5-6 digits, 7-8-9 digits, 10-11-12 digits, or 13-14-15 digits.
There are two errors/warnings that you may see during entry of data, that you should fix if at all possible:
  1. "Incomplete Logical Group"; this is most serious: one or more items in the group has been added, but at least one other is missing (✘). You need to make sure that values for ALL of the items in the logical group are there. For example, enter values for all of the month names in a calendar. Once you enter values for all the items in a logical group, the warning should disappear.
  2. "Inconsistent Draft Status" or "This item has a lower draft status (in its logical group) than X.".  This happens when the voting results would leave one of items in a group having a lower draft status (✔︎ approved, ✔︎ contributed, provisional, unconfirmed) than some other item in the group. All of the items have to have the same status.
    • Fix this problem by reviewing your vote and coordinating with other vetters via the forum to come to complete agreement on all items in the group. Normally, that means getting other people to change their votes (or add votes) for the items with lower status.

When CLDR gets published, all items in a logical group must be in the same draft status, and the CLDR technical committee must resolve these so that all items in a group have the same status.