I was wondering whether it's possible to integrate other calendar systems (besides the Gregorian one used in many countries) when using the text input restriction "Date (display calendar to select from)". For example, we are collecting data in Israel, where the Hebrew calendar is the official one, and in Iran, where the Hijri calendar is used.
Solutions I have considered:
- Providing a link for participants to convert from Hebrew/Hijri to Gregorian. Cumbersome and kind of disrespectful.
- Not use a calendar input. But then this gets messy, especially with users of Gregorian using so many different formats (DD-MM-YYYY, MM/DD/YY, etc.), and we can't trust that they stick to whatever format we tell them to use. (Plus, "MM" is meaningless in the Hebrew calendar, since the names of the months aren't abbreviated like that.)
Is there an integration of the Hebrew calendar (and others?) that I may have missed - for example, when changing the language settings to Hebrew? Or could this be integrated?