From: Rick Cameron (Rick.Cameron@businessobjects.com)
Date: Tue Dec 06 2005 - 18:36:12 CST
I think the US practice results from the way Americans usually say
dates: "December sixth two thousand five" rather than, say "Sixth of
December two thousand five".
What's the usual order in the Arab world?
[mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Bashar
Sent: Tuesday, 6 December 2005 15:50
To: Deborah Goldsmith
Cc: Unicode Mailing List
Subject: Re: CLDR: 2 vs. 4 digit years in US?
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) ?
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?
The CLDR technical committee is considering this
request, and would like to gather feedback. This is not a formal
Unicode Public Review Issue, but an informal opportunity for people to
give their opinion. I trust that that will not be a problem for this
Internationalization, Unicode liaison
Apple Computer, Inc.
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