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

From: Eric Muller (
Date: Tue Dec 06 2005 - 19:57:30 CST

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    Philippe Verdy wrote:

    > From: "Michael Everson" <>
    >> It doesn't matter. The question is whether the US locale should be
    >> mm/dd/yy or mm/dd/yyyy. I think it should be the latter.
    >> --
    >> Michael Everson *
    > Why is that choice between 2-digits and 4-digits years specific to the
    > English US locale?

    May be because England, Canada, the US are different cultures?

    > Idon't see the rationale, given that the same decision would be true
    > for all English locales, and all European locales as well, or
    > alllocales that use the Gregorian calendar (in fact all countries
    > given that this calendar is a international standard, used worldwide).

    You are probably aware that there are a few locales that use the "same"
    language but spell it slightly differently; may be using the same
    calendar does not imply that dates are "spelled" the same way?


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