Additional French Time Patterns ?

Bérenger Enselme berenger at
Tue May 5 13:37:42 CDT 2015


FWIW, that is not quite what the government of Canada recommends:

What the document says is that in technical settings, such as time
tables, "15:10" is the preferred format, whereas it should be written
"15 h 10" elsewhere (in texts for example).


On Tue, May 5, 2015 at 2:22 PM, Markus Scherer < at> wrote:
> As Steven said, you may want to submit a CLDR ticket for changing the French
> time format patterns.
> I wonder a little: If the form "12 h 54" is truly more common, why would the
> contributing organizations and survey tool contributors not have adopted
> that already? But I have personally no idea what is common in French, so
> will leave it to others.
> On Tue, May 5, 2015 at 10:54 AM, Patrick Andries
> <patrick.andries at> wrote:
>> As far as the am/pm notation is concerned, as long as the strings "am" and
>> "pm" are not displayed in French, I'm fine. I'm afraid of them creeping up
>> by default.
> Same as in German, and I am sure in many other languages. Where the 24-hour
> format is written exclusively, the am/pm strings are somewhat "made up".
> CLDR needs them in case someone forces 12-hour format.
> markus
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