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

From: John Hudson (
Date: Tue Dec 06 2005 - 18:32:46 CST

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    Bashar wrote:

    > off topic question, why its mm/dd/yy and not dd/mm/yy (or yyyy) in the
    > US too (or is it in Europe and other part of the world except arab world) ?

    mm/dd/yy is mainly a US thing. Here in Canada, we are as usual unsure whether to follow
    the example of the US or Britain, so one encounters both mm/dd/yy and dd/mm/yy. Needless
    to say, this leads to ambiguity and confusion, which is one reason why I almost always
    used long form dates whenever possible.

    John Hudson

    Tiro Typeworks
    Vancouver, BC
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