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CLDR Ticket #10238(accepted data)

Opened 7 months ago

Last modified 4 months ago

Dates in Danish are wrong

Reported by: runemoennike@… Owned by: kristi
Component: datetime Data Locale: da
Phase: rc Review:
Weeks: Data Xpath:


According to the Danish Language Council (DSN), dates in machine writing are written on the form d.m.yyyy, yyyy-mm-dd, or yy-mm-dd. Not with slashes as shown in the CLDR.

Source: http://sproget.dk/raad-og-regler/artikler-mv/svarbase/SV00000046 which is part of DSN's knowledge base. Summary in English, my own translation:

  1. The international system is acceptable and widely used: yyyy-mm-dd, yy-mm-dd, or without dashes at all.
  2. Traditionally, dates are written as d.m.yyyy or d.m.yy without zero padding.
  3. Using forward slashes is prevalent in hand writing, but in the shape d/m yyyy (space between month and year, not slash).
  4. Writing dates with dashes should be avoided in machine written texts.

This is related to http://unicode.org/cldr/trac/ticket/7657 in which for some reason Apple is taken as the authority over DSN. Maybe it would be possible to collaborate with DSN to get this resolved? They run both a phone hotline and an email service. I notice you worked with them in another ticket, and it seems like the best way to go.

Please note that there is a heavy English influence on Danish culture, meaning dates can be found written in all sorts of formats on Danish websites. Of course, that does not make it any more correct.


Change History

comment:1 Changed 5 months ago by emmons

  • Owner changed from anybody to kristi
  • Phase changed from dsub to rc
  • Status changed from new to accepted
  • Milestone changed from UNSCH to 32

comment:2 Changed 4 months ago by kristi

Vetters in v32 voted for the same data with "/". Will research further.

comment:3 Changed 4 months ago by kristi

  • Priority changed from assess to minor
  • Milestone changed from 32 to 33

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