Re: CLDR: 2 vs. 4 digit years in US?

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Tue Dec 06 2005 - 17:40:55 CST

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    At 15:12 -0800 2005-12-06, Deborah Goldsmith wrote:

    >The issue has been raised as to whether to change the number of
    >digits in the year for short date formats from 2 to 4 for the en_US
    >locale. In other words, should short dates, which are currently
    >formatted like 12/06/05, be changed to 12/06/2005?

    In Ireland we prefer 4 digits; we use 06/12/2005. I believe that UK
    does the same, or will do. Bank of Ireland login software asks for
    this format, for instance. It's general.

    12/06/05 or 06/12/05 is just too ambiguous. Most users don't care. So
    use 4 digits.

    Michael Everson *

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