Re: Euro currency sign

Tim Chen (timchen@u.washington.edu)
Wed, 22 Oct 1997 10:46:53 -0700


Message-ID: <344E3C0D.B77BC27A@u.washington.edu>
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 1997 10:46:53 -0700
From: Tim Chen <timchen@u.washington.edu>
To: www-international@w3.org, www-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: Euro currency sign

I vote for yyyy-mm-dd format.

When my wife and I moved to US from Europe, she has to remind everyone
who checks her passport that the date format is reversed in Europe. We
are still trying to correct some of her records with incorrect birthday.

The year-month-date format has been used in Asia for a long time. There
are many people use them throughout the world. I believe it has started
to show up in certain scientific community in the west as well. It is
not possible to mistaken the month with dates in y-m-d format.

Tim Chen
http://weber.u.washington.edu/~timchen

David Perrell wrote:

> Chris Lilley wrote:
>
> >and there is no difficulty in interpreting the European local form
> >
> >3 February 2004.
>
> Yes, but 2004-02-03 sorta better.
>
> David Perrell