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CLDR Ticket #6752(closed defect: fixed)

Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

en_CA: wrong short date format

Reported by: fredrik Owned by: pedberg
Component: main Data Locale: en_CA
Phase: Review: emmons
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Description

We have a user report stating that the short date format should be:
dd/mm/yy

It currently seems to inherit from en, i.e.
mm/dd/yy

Somewhat supporting documentation on wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Date_and_time_notation_in_Canada

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comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by fredrik

Apple Ref: <rdar://problem/15050683>

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by emmons

  • Owner changed from anybody to pedberg
  • Priority changed from assess to major
  • Status changed from new to assigned
  • Milestone changed from UNSCH to 25rc

As promised, I’m sending a few information links on the Canadian short date formats (digits-only).

The most official document is the Canadian standard itself. Unfortunately, I do not have access to it. The best sources I could find are the following ones:
· Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat – All-Numeric Representation of Dates and Times –Implementation Criteria
http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/pol/doc-eng.aspx?id=17284&section=text

· Language Portal of Canada – Writing numeric dates
http://www.noslangues-ourlanguages.gc.ca/bien-well/fra-eng/typographie-typography/dates-eng.html
· Public Works and Government Services Canada - Translation Bureau - Dates
http://www.btb.termiumplus.gc.ca/tcdnstyl-chap?lang=eng&lettr=chapsect5&info0=5.14

For information only (since Wikipedia is not a reliable source of information):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Date_and_time_notation_in_Canada

Last edited 5 years ago by emmons (previous) (diff)

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by emmons

IBM recommends use of the ISO 8601 date format here, yyyy-mm-dd

comment:4 Changed 5 years ago by pedberg

  • Keywords Apple-15091569 added
  • Status changed from assigned to accepted
  • Milestone changed from 25rc to 25M1

Yes, the Canadian govt docs I have seen and other material all suggest yyyy-MM-dd (which for us would actually be y-MM-dd).

comment:5 Changed 5 years ago by pedberg

  • Cc fredrik added
  • Review set to emmons

Change short date for en_CA to be y-MM-dd, override (from en) selected availableFmts & intervalFmts to match. These changes make the short date and related availableFmts & intervalFmts items approximately the same as they were in CLDR 21 (differences only in use of MM vs M, yy vs y, etc.), which was the last version in which en_CA had its own short date format distinct from en (_US).

comment:6 Changed 4 years ago by srl

  • Status changed from accepted to reviewing

comment:7 Changed 4 years ago by emmons

  • Status changed from reviewing to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

comment:8 Changed 4 years ago by emmons

  • Milestone 25M1 deleted

Milestone 25M1 deleted

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