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CLDR Ticket #10238(new data)

Opened 3 weeks ago

Dates in Danish are wrong

Reported by: runemoennike@… Owned by: anybody
Component: datetime Data Locale: da
Phase: dsub Review:
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Description

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.

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