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Re: Bug#798714: debian-policy: Please explicitly recommend punctuation between the year, month and day components of date based version numbers

* Tollef Fog Heen <tfheen@err.no>, 2015-10-03, 20:19:
. as a date separator is awful.
riiight, don't ever learn Norwegian.  ;o)
Norwegian doesn't use «.» as a date separator, we use - (as in, 2015-10-03).

Arnt is obviously confusing Norwegian with Polish, where you write “3.10.2015” or “3 X 2015”.

If you're more of a traditionalist, you'd probably write «3. oktober 2015», where the «.» isn't a separator, it's punctuation to convert the 3 into an ordinal number.

Trailing “.” works cardinal-to-ordinal converter in Polish too. However, most of the time use of the suffix is optional, and in fact you should not use it in dates when you spell out the month: “3 października 2015” (even though 3 is ordinal here).

Jakub Wilk

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