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

From: Rick Cameron (
Date: Tue Dec 06 2005 - 18:36:12 CST

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    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?
    - rick


    [] 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
    list. :-)
                    Deborah Goldsmith
                    Internationalization, Unicode liaison
                    Apple Computer, Inc.

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