Dating format from usa

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There are so many formats available, most of them incompatible with others, that it can be a usability nightmare to choose a date representation when writing for an international, cross-cultural audience, as is the case on the web.Fortunately, there is one solution in the ISO-developed international date format.So 03/19/2014 is obviously a US date of the 19th of March.However 05/03/2014 is ambiguous so Excel parses it the local date format as the 5th of March, rather than the US 3rd of May.by Markus Kuhn International Standard ISO 8601 specifies numeric representations of date and time.This standard notation helps to avoid confusion in international communication caused by the many different national notations and increases the portability of computer user interfaces.

For example, the fourth day of February in the year 1995 is written in the standard notation as Other commonly used notations are e.g.Even if the recipient has your details in their address book, you want it to be as hassle-free as possible for them to reply – you’re likely to receive a speedier response.Directly beneath your address, put the date on which the letter was written: May 15, 2008 To avoid any confusion, especially if you are writing to a business abroad, it is best to put the date in word rather than number form, and you should omit the “th”.Learn more about the Tips, how to submit your own pearls of wisdom, and find all the other QA tips in the Tips Index. W3C liability, trademark, document use and software licensing rules apply.Your interactions with this site are in accordance with our public and Member privacy statements.

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