From: Michael Everson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Dec 06 2005 - 17:40:55 CST
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 * http://www.evertype.com
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