From: Rick Cameron (Rick.Cameron@businessobjects.com)
Date: Tue Dec 06 2005 - 18:33:34 CST
Is the CLDR meant to be descriptive or prescriptive?
If the former, I would say that 06/12/05 is far more common in North
America than 06/12/2005.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On
Behalf Of Michael Everson
Sent: Tuesday, 6 December 2005 15:41
To: Unicode Mailing List
Subject: Re: CLDR: 2 vs. 4 digit years in US?
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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