Telling Time Internationally
Bill Hall - eTranslate, Inc.
||Managers, Software Engineers, Internationalization and Localization Engineers, QA Engineers
You need a program that accesses an accurate source of time, you would like to
see it in a format and language that you are accustomed to, and it would be nice
if the results reflected local calendar use. It would also be handy if you
could get your Windows computer clock updated as well. Enter WWVCsharp, a
program written in C# that accesses the National Institute of Standard and
Technologies' very accurate clock over the Internet and renders the time in more
than one hundred formats and in as many as six calendars depending on your
language and location. Along the way, we cover calendars from Hebrew and Hijri
to Thai Buddhist, Julian and modified Julian Days, a bit of socket programming,
and calling Win32 API's directly to update the system time.