Thilo's Era Converter is a Windows tool for coin collectors written by me (Thilo). It converts years from Christian dating (AD) into other dating systems and vice versa. The converted year is displayed with Arabic numerals and with the numerals as displayed on the coin. Combo boxes simplify entering the foreign numerals.
Thilo's Era Converter is free of charge. Please send any suggestions or bug reports to this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a small disclaimer for my immunity: The author of this software accepts no responsibility for damages resulting from the use of this product and makes no warranty or representation, either express or implied, including but not limited to, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. This software is provided "AS IS", and you, its user, assume all risks when using it.
If not yet done, the .NET-Framework 4 Client Profile will be installed first. All safety warnings of the operating system have to be acknowledged accordingly. The installation of the .NET Framework 4 Client Profile requires administrator rights. The tool and also the .NET Framework 4 Client Profile can be uninstalled via the Windows Control Panel.
For displaying Burmese numerals correctly the Padauk Font can additionally be installed.
only for Windows XP: In order to display Asian numerals correctly additional fonts have to be installed in the Windows Control Panel under "Region and Language Options → Languages".
Thilo's Era Converter supports the following dating systems:
|AD||Anno Domini||Christian dating|
|AH||Anno Hijri||Islamic dating using lunar years|
|AN||An (Year)||French Republican Calendar dating from 22th of September 1792 AD|
|BA||Bangladesh||AD dating using Bengali numerals|
|BE||Buddhist Era||dating from 544 BC, used in Thailand and Cambodia|
|CD||Cyclic Dating||dating according to the Chinese 60-year-cycle using <earthly branch> * 100 + <celestial stem>|
|CH||Guomindang Era||dating from 1912 AD = foundation of the Republic of China, used in Taiwan|
|CM||Chula Sakarat Era - Myanmar||CS dating using Burmese numerals (requires Padauk font!)|
|CS||Chula Sakarat Era||dating from 22nd of March 638 AD, formerly used in Thailand and Myanmar|
|EE||Ethiopian Era||dating is about 7 years and 8-9 months behind AD|
|GE||Georgia||AD dating using Georgian numerals|
|JA||Japanese Dating||dating according to the era of the emperor: 明治 Meiji [Mutsuhito], 大正 Taisho [Yoshihito], 昭和 Showa [Hirohito], and 平成 Heisei [Akihito] are supported|
|JE||Jewish Era||dating from 7th of October 3761 BC|
|JK||Juche Era||dating from 1912 AD, birth of Kim Il Sung, used in North Korea|
|JT||Jinmu Tenno||dating from 660 BC, Tenno Jinmu's accession to the throne|
|KE||Korean Era||dating from 2333 BC, foundation of the Korean Empire, formerly used in South Korea|
|MD||Mohammed Death||solar years since the death of the prophet on 8th of June 632 AD, formerly used in Libya|
|ME||Malabar Era||dating from 15th of August 825 AD, formerly used in Travancore|
|MO||Mongolia||AD dating using Mongolian numerals|
|MS||Monarchic Solar||dating from 559 BC, formerly used in Iran|
|MY||Myanmar||AD dating using Burmese numerals (requires Padauk font!)|
|NM||New Mongolian Era||dating from 1911 AD, formerly used in Mongolia|
|OT||Ottoman Empire||dating according to the era of the Ottoman sultan (1789-1923)|
|QI||Qing Dynasty||dating according to the reign of the Chinese emperor during the Qing dynasty (1644-1912)|
|RO||Roman||AD dating using Roman numerals, used in Vatican City|
|RS||Ratanakosind Sok||dating from 1781 AD, formerly used in Bangkok|
|SE||Saka Era||dating from 3rd of March 78 AD, formerly used in India and Nepal|
|SH||Solar Hijri||Islamic dating using solar years, used in Iran and Afghanistan|
|TD||Tibetan Dating||dating according to the Tibetan 60-year-cycle using <cycle number> * 100 + <year of cycle>)|
|TE||Tripura Era||dating from 15th of April 590 AD|
|VS||Vikram Samvat||dating from 18th of October 58 BC, used in India and Nepal|
For many dating systems the AD year may correspond to several years of the converted era. In this case, buttons like "-1", "-2", "-3", or "+1" are enabled to adapt the conversion. For Japanese dating these buttons specify the era of the emperor. For Chinese dating these buttons switch the AD year 60, 120, or 180 years back. For Roman numerals the button "IIII" turns off the usage of the subtractive form for the numerals 4 and 9.
Thilo's Era Converter runs offline. An internet connection is only required for updates if the button "Update" is pressed.