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2092Re: Standard for non-machine communication akin to ISO-8601

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  • datefreak
    Jan 25, 2007
      --- In ISO8601@yahoogroups.com, "dmweiten" <dmw@...> wrote:
      > Are you aware of a formal printed standard, international, national,
      > or otherwise, which is written to codify the use of similar format
      > date and time for human-to-human communication?

      I assume we all are: it's standard numerical coding for values of any

      Nothing wrong with writing or saying "eighty seven", "sieben und
      achzig", "zeven en tachtig", "quatre vingts sept". But there IS
      something wrong with "translation" of those value to all-numeric 87,
      78, 78, 4207!

      Same comparision for "quarter to three" (almost the same form in most
      languages). "Translation": 15:03?

      Got the clue?
      Any "all numeric" notation of a date is a translation from "common
      date", where the NAME of a month is used, to numerical code.
      As a matter of fact, a month with the name "seven" does'nt exist (or
      that would have to be "september" !!!!). So if we use a "numerical
      coded" representation of date, it HAS TO comply with the standard
      rules for ALL numerical coding.
      Same goes for time.

      Jan Sax
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