One of things I like about Windows: its so easy to look at different date
Its a US NT4 server so I could do everything I wanted to.... like Japan,
Korea, TamilNadu, etc. But I tried for a little variety, and stuck a few RTL
langs in there for fun.
And notice that for the most part the month names are in fact lowercase!
> From: Antoine Leca[SMTP:Antoine.Leca@renault.fr]
> Sent: Friday, June 16, 2000 8:49 AM
> To: Unicode List
> Cc: Unicode List
> Subject: Re: Linguistic precedence
> email@example.com wrote:
> > > So in other words, are we on "16 june 2000" in Finland?
> > It's worse than that, the month name must be inflected...but luckily the
> > inflection is really simple, just a prefix: "16. kesäkuuta 2000",
> Oh shame on me: I forgot that day number are really ordinal numbers.
> > or in numbers,
> > "16.6.2000". Note the ".", none of that st/nd/rd/th mess.
> Add "er" to this list : in (correctly written) French, the day in the
> month is in cardinal form (i.e. today is « le vendredi 16 juin 2000 »),
> except for the first day in the month, where the number keeps its
> ordinal form, so we write « le lundi 1<SUPER>er</SUPER> mai 2000 ».
> And yes Virginia, the "er" letters are supposed to be written in
> exponent form: « le lundi 1er mai 2000 » is much better than the
> definitively wrong form we see overall, but it is not the right way.
> Food for thought.
> Needless to say, I do not remember seeing any general-purpose or
> in other words i18ned software that have it right...¹ This is left
> as an exercise for some of the readers... ;-)
> ¹: before I stand corrected, I must confess I did not check ICU!
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