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Re: Euro currency sign

From: Michael Everson <everson@indigo.ie>
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 10:13:06 +0100
Message-Id: <l03110701b07614dd6a6d@[194.125.148.105]>
To: w3-int-list@faerber.muc.de (Claus André Färber )
Cc: www-international@w3.org
Ar 13:45 +0200 1997-10-23, scríobh Claus André Färber:
>Chris Lilley <Chris.Lilley@sophia.inria.fr> schrieb:
>>>> always use something like February 3, 2004.
>>
>> 2/3/2004
>
>> 3/2/2004
>> 3 February 2004.
>
>So what if I only spoke languages in which the month names are so
>distinct from the English ones that the character sequence "February"
>would have no meaning to me at all? If you want a date format which is
>understood by as many people as possible, you have to use "2004-02-03".

Breton: 3 C'hwevror 2004
Sámi: guovvamánu 3 b. 2004
Inuktitut: 3 viivuari 2004

Two of these are even derived from a "February" prototype.

Chris is right. We have International Standards for a reason. Do let us use
them.

Can the specifications of the current ISO standard handle the 52000 long
count of the Maya?

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