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Re: format of date strings : british english proof reader needed

On 5/14/08, Jon Evans <saeng2oo@googlemail.com> wrote:
> Let's have a look then.
> We were always taught that the correct way to give the date is:
> Tuesday the 13th of May 2008
> But if that's too long winded why not just keep to the MHRA style guide?

Well, that's the way I've always said it verbally, but never in writing.

I agree with using a style guide, but for those of us outside the UK,
how widespread is MHRA?

> Believe it or not but there are British Standard guidelines and ISO
> standards for this sort of thing.

I'd believe it :P

> Why not have a quick show of hands and then update the guidelines?
> I'm fond of 'st,' 'th,' and 'rd' myself but if they've got to go they've got
> go.

I support ordinal numbers!

If we have to change, we should follow ISO8601:2000, AS3802:1997 or
ANSI X3.30 and go for just writing YYYY MM DD.

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