Whenever there is  DD or MM format , there is a confusion. Month should be
mmm.
On Oct 10, 2014 11:23 AM, "ViswaPrabha (വിശ്വപ്രഭ)" <viswapra...@gmail.com>
wrote:

> +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!
>>> >
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