+1 Srikanth Ramakrishnan The ISO 8601 format <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_8601> for date too corresponds to the same above (YYYY-MM-DD) format.
Real advantages of this format are (1) Non-ambiguity, (2) Correct sort order even when data is processed as pure text and (3) international consistency Certainly, this is one of the subset of CLDR too. I suggest all Wikimedia projects should have this format as default, but again, customizable per user preferences. -Viswam On Thu, Oct 9, 2014 at 11:30 PM, Srikanth Ramakrishnan < rsrikant...@gmail.com> wrote: > Sudhanwa, while I don't know about Indian language projects, I do know > that on the English Wikipedia, we have (or atleast used to) a standard date > format of YYYY-MM-DD. This is a reversed order which I assume would be > relatively easy to follow since even machines understand it. > Cheerio. > On 09-Oct-2014 11:24 pm, "Sudhanwa Jogalekar" <sudhanwa....@gmail.com> > wrote: > >> Hi, >> >> Apart from this, the date formats also needs to be standardised. >> In India, we use dd/mm/yy as default. Whereas most editors outside >> India (but editing Indian languages wiki) use mm/dd/yy format. This >> cause huge confusions. eg. 09/10/14 is 09 Oct 14 or 10 Sep 14. A >> simpler and better way could be to standardise the display on the >> pages to dd-mmm-yyyy date formats and hh:mm:ss am/pm local timezone. >> This could be same for any IP based editing but at the same time, >> logged in users should have their own preferences in their settings. >> >> Not sure how much this is already implemented. If not done earlier, >> could be taken up for implementation. >> Regards >> -Sudhanwa >> >> >> On Thu, Oct 9, 2014 at 3:55 PM, Amir E. Aharoni >> <amir.ahar...@mail.huji.ac.il> wrote: >> > Hi, >> > >> > Some Wikimedia projects in languages of India have Indian time defined >> as >> > the default time zone. Some don't. For precise info see: >> > http://noc.wikimedia.org/conf/highlight.php?file=InitialiseSettings.php >> > >> > Search that file for wgLocaltimezone. You'll see that some projects have >> > "Asia/Kolkata" as the timezone, for example guwiki (Gujarati >> Wikipedia), but >> > some don't appear at all, which means that their default timezone is >> UTC. So >> > for example if one goes to recent changes on the Assamese Wikisource, >> then >> > the times will show by default in IST, but on Assamese Wikipedia it >> will be >> > UTC. >> > >> > I guess that at least some of the projects will want to switch to the >> > timezone of India. It's easy to do - a line for each project needs to be >> > added for each site, but this should come in as requests from each >> site's >> > community. >> > >> > If you have a few minutes, please check whether your favorite Wikimedia >> uses >> > the appropriate default time zone. If it doesn't, please bring this up >> for >> > community discussion, and if the community agrees, please request to >> change >> > it in Bugzilla (or just submit a patch directly to Gerrit). >> > >> > If you need any technical explanation (for example, if you have no idea >> how >> > to work with Bugzilla and Gerrit), I am available for questions. >> > >> > Thank you! >> > >> > -- >> > Amir Elisha Aharoni · אָמִיר אֱלִישָׁע אַהֲרוֹנִי >> > http://aharoni.wordpress.com >> > “We're living in pieces, >> > I want to live in peace.” – T. Moore >> > >> > _______________________________________________ >> > Wikimediaindia-l mailing list >> > Wikimediaindiafirstname.lastname@example.org >> > To unsubscribe from the list / change mailing preferences visit >> > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l >> > >> >> >> >> -- >> >> ~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~! >> web: www.sudhanwa.com blog: www.sudhanwa.in >> Twitter: sudhanwa Check on FB, Linkedin for more. >> >> _______________________________________________ >> Wikimediaindia-l mailing list >> Wikimediaindiaemail@example.com >> To unsubscribe from the list / change mailing preferences visit >> https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l >> > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimediaindia-l mailing list > Wikimediaindiafirstname.lastname@example.org > To unsubscribe from the list / change mailing preferences visit > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l > >
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