History

0.7.0 (2018-02-08)

Features added during Google Summer of Code 2017:

  • Harvesting language data from Unicode CLDR database (https://github.com/unicode-cldr/cldr-json), which includes over 200 locales (#321) - authored by Sarthak Maddan. See full currently supported locale list in README.
  • Extracting dates from longer strings of text (#324) - authored by Elena Zakharova. Special thanks for their awesome contributions!

New features:

  • Added (independently from CLDR) Georgian (#308) and Swedish (#305)

Improvements:

  • Improved support of Chinese (#359), Thai (#345), French (#301, #304), Russian (#302)
  • Removed ruamel.yaml from dependencies (#374). This should reduce the number of installation issues and improve performance as the result of moving away from YAML as basic data storage format. Note that YAML is still used as format for support language files.
  • Improved performance through using pre-compiling frequent regexes and lazy loading of data (#293, #294, #295, #315)
  • Extended tests (#316, #317, #318, #323)
  • Updated nose_parameterized to its current package, parameterized (#381)

Planned for next release:

  • Full language and locale names
  • Performance and stability improvements
  • Documentation improvements

0.6.0 (2017-03-13)

New features:

  • Consistent parsing in terms of true python representation of date string. See #281
  • Added support for Bangla, Bulgarian and Hindi languages.

Improvements:

  • Major bug fixes related to parser and system’s locale. See #277, #282
  • Type check for timezone arguments in settings. see #267
  • Pinned dependencies’ versions in requirements. See #265
  • Improved support for cn, es, dutch languages. See #274, #272, #285

Packaging:

  • Make calendars extras to be used at the time of installation if need to use calendars feature.

0.5.1 (2016-12-18)

New features:

  • Added support for Hebrew

Improvements:

  • Safer loading of YAML. See #251
  • Better timezone parsing for freshness dates. See #256
  • Pinned dependencies’ versions in requirements. See #265
  • Improved support for zh, fi languages. See #249, #250, #248, #244

0.5.0 (2016-09-26)

New features:

  • DateDataParser now also returns detected language in the result dictionary.
  • Explicit and lucid timezone conversion for a given datestring using TIMEZONE, TO_TIMEZONE settings.
  • Added Hungarian langauge.
  • Added setting, STRICT_PARSING to ignore imcomplete dates.

Improvements:

  • Fixed quite a few parser bugs reported in issues #219, #222, #207, #224.
  • Improved support for chinese language.
  • Consistent interface for both Jalali and Hijri parsers.

0.4.0 (2016-06-17)

New features:

  • Support for Language based date order preference while parsing ambiguous dates.
  • Support for parsing dates with no spaces in between components.
  • Support for custom date order preference using settings.
  • Support for parsing generic relative dates in future.e.g. tomorrow, in two weeks, etc.
  • Added RELATIVE_BASE settings to set date context to any datetime in past or future.
  • Replaced dateutil.parser.parse with dateparser’s own parser.

Improvements:

  • Added simplifications for 12 noon and 12 midnight.
  • Fixed several bugs
  • Replaced PyYAML library by its active fork ruamel.yaml which also fixed the issues with installation on windows using python35.
  • More predictable date_formats handling.

0.3.5 (2016-04-27)

New features:

  • Danish language support.
  • Japanese language support.
  • Support for parsing date strings with accents.

Improvements:

  • Transformed languages.yaml into base file and separate files for each language.
  • Fixed vietnamese language simplifications.
  • No more version restrictions for python-dateutil.
  • Timezone parsing improvements.
  • Fixed test environments.
  • Cleaned language codes. Now we strictly follow codes as in ISO 639-1.
  • Improved chinese dates parsing.

0.3.4 (2016-03-03)

Improvements:

  • Fixed broken version 0.3.3 by excluding latest python-dateutil version.

0.3.3 (2016-02-29)

New features:

  • Finnish language support.

Improvements:

  • Faster parsing with switching to regex module.
  • RETURN_AS_TIMEZONE_AWARE setting to return tz aware date object.
  • Fixed conflicts with month/weekday names similarity across languages.

0.3.2 (2016-01-25)

New features:

  • Added Hijri Calendar support.
  • Added settings for better control over parsing dates.
  • Support to convert parsed time to the given timezone for both complete and relative dates.

Improvements:

  • Fixed problem with caching datetime.now() in FreshnessDateDataParser.
  • Added month names and week day names abbreviations to several languages.
  • More simplifications for Russian and Ukranian languages.
  • Fixed problem with parsing time component of date strings with several kinds of apostrophes.

0.3.1 (2015-10-28)

New features:

  • Support for Jalali Calendar.
  • Belarusian language support.
  • Indonesian language support.

Improvements:

  • Extended support for Russian and Polish.
  • Fixed bug with time zone recognition.
  • Fixed bug with incorrect translation of “second” for Portuguese.

0.3.0 (2015-07-29)

New features:

  • Compatibility with Python 3 and PyPy.

Improvements:

  • languages.yaml data cleaned up to make it human-readable.
  • Improved Spanish date parsing.

0.2.1 (2015-07-13)

  • Support for generic parsing of dates with UTC offset.
  • Support for Tagalog/Filipino dates.
  • Improved support for French and Spanish dates.

0.2.0 (2015-06-17)

  • Easy to use parse function
  • Languages definitions using YAML.
  • Using translation based approach for parsing non-english languages. Previously, dateutil.parserinfo was used for language definitions.
  • Better period extraction.
  • Improved tests.
  • Added a number of new simplifications for more comprehensive generic parsing.
  • Improved validation for dates.
  • Support for Polish, Thai and Arabic dates.
  • Support for pytz timezones.
  • Fixed building and packaging issues.

0.1.0 (2014-11-24)

  • First release on PyPI.