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Re: [OT Why GB English is different] Re: Mozilla firefox en-gb

Paul Johnson wrote:

Roel Schroeven <rschroev_nospam_ml@fastmail.fm> writes:


One way to avoid the confusion is by using the ISO format:
yyyy/mm/dd. Also makes it very easy to sort by date.

Still has potential for ambiguity.

Not really.  The only system in use that puts the year first
puts the month next and the second last.

Yes, you could make up a system that puts the month last,
but no one uses such a system, so when you see yyyy/xx/xx,
you can know how to interpet it.

> Which is why when you know other
people you're communicating with use other date formats, it's probably
best to use something neutral like 6 MAY 2004...

What about when they use other _languages_?


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