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

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Wed Dec 07 2005 - 11:04:48 CST

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    At 07:27 -0800 2005-12-07, Curtis Clark wrote:

    >I've noted that a majority of commercial web interfaces in the US
    >that ask for expiration dates of credit cards have four-digit years,
    >even though all the list entries are in the twenty-first century.
    >IMO y2k caused a subtle but apparent cultural shift toward
    >four-digit years. Whether it can be sustained will depend on such
    >things as CLDR.

    Exactly. In response to Jukka, standards often drive practice. The
    ordinary user does what he sees done often enough, I suspsect.
    (Certainly that has been the sad case with the use of bogus plurals
    for euro and cent in Ireland, a farce perpeuated by the national
    broadcaster, alas.)

    Michael Everson *

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