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What is the right date format to use?

 
 
Reply Tue 25 Oct, 2016 01:17 am
How should we format date and time? What are the main rules we need to follow? In which cases we need to choose between different types of date formats?
E.g:
14 January 2012
14 Jan. 2012
14 Jan 2012
14/01/2012
14-01-2012
14.01.2012
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Reply Tue 25 Oct, 2016 01:36 am
@yanNetpeak,
Do not get caught up in minutia. Life is empty enough. If you doubleclick on your clock at the bottom-right of your screen your computer will give you many options. I hereby give your permission to use any of them. If you need to use a specific format for a specific course, teacher or field you need to consult with that person or governing body but why not go for a walk with a friend instead? Perhaps I am missing the context to this question? I like 01/14/12.
Candlelight8 - I hope I have not responded to a 4 year old post.
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Reply Tue 25 Oct, 2016 11:42 am
@yanNetpeak,
yanNetpeak wrote:

How should we format date and time? What are the main rules we need to follow? In which cases we need to choose between different types of date formats?
E.g:
14 January 2012
14 Jan. 2012
14 Jan 2012
14/01/2012
14-01-2012
14.01.2012



All those are valid date formats. Which one you use in a particular situation depends on the requirements of that situation. If in a work situation ask your manager or observe existing date format. For academic work, journalism or other material to be published, ask your editor or consult the appropriate style guide.


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