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Re: [Comment on WS-I18N WD]

From: Frank Ellermann <nobody@xyzzy.claranet.de>
Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2008 05:42:03 +0200
To: www-international@w3.org
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Dan Chiba wrote:

> While a language fallback may be desirable, date/number formats
> that don't match the user preference can be unacceptable.

I'm not sure what you mean, but I certainly prefer yyyy-mm-dd for
dates (Gregorian please, at least for yyyy > 0201) everywhere and
independent of any explicit / implicit language / locale.  

I also prefer hh:mm or hh:mm:ss (UTC, 24 hours) for times, no
am/pm, no POSIX seconds, no server local time in funny formats,
no best guess on my local time +/- DST.  hh:mmZ or hh:mm:ssZ is
acceptable, but yyyy-mm-ddThh:mmZ or similar is unacceptable, no
matter what the relevant standards say.

And I like  Celsius for temperatures, no Fahrenheit, no Kelvin.
All independent of any locale or language used for other things,
and all rather strong preferences.

Received on Friday, 20 June 2008 03:41:02 UTC

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