Re: Numerals across code pages

From: Ed Trager (
Date: Fri Feb 19 2010 - 15:47:51 CST

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    Hi, John,

    On Fri, Feb 19, 2010 at 9:46 AM, John (Eljay) Love-Jensen
    <> wrote:
    > Hi Ed,
    > How did you handle date order permutation?
    > YY@MM@DD
    > DD@MM@YY
    > MM@DD@YY
    > Or did you require CCYY@MM@DD (sort of ISO 8601-ish), which would simplify the problem considerably?
    > (Where @ is any one of the allowed delimiters.)

    Yes, exactly -- I made my life easier : I required dates to be
    "ISO-8601-ish" as you put it.

    The format is actually "CCYY@MM@DD@" where at least the final
    "delimiter/symbol" is optional -- This is done to allow the standard
    CJK date format to also be "ISO-8601-ish" , i.e., "2010年02月19日" which
    ends with "日" ("day"). If I remember correctly, Korean also uses a
    format similar to this.

    We get research data from collaborators from many parts of the world :
    Normalizing dates to one format relieves at least one headache.

    > Are there any locales that put the year in the middle (MM@YY@DD or DD@YY@MM)?  I hope not!  :-)
    > Just curious,
    > --Eljay

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