Displaying Week Numbers in languages other than English
- I work for a company which offers internet applications/services for
commerce in an industrial setting.
For many of the transactions, the delivery date is specificed and this
in normal given as a week period.
Our site has five languages.
In english, '2006-W35' is of course fine; however, in other languages
another separator may be more natural. Below I have listed the
Does anyone have some input. We are commited to being compliant with
Thanks in advance,
- Hi, David,
According to ISO standard I am understanding these characters used for
codifying only as conventions with no idiomatic meaning of use. So, if
you want to be as complaint as you declared, I am thing you should
follow the usage this standard specifies.
- --- In ISO8601@yahoogroups.com, "contadino_usa" <david_hain@...>
> Our site has five languages.languages
> In english, '2006-W35' is of course fine; however, in other
> another separator may be more natural. Below I have listed thewith
> Italian: '2006-S35'
> French: '2006-S35'
> Spanish: '2006-S35'
> German: '2006-KW35'
> Does anyone have some input. We are commited to being compliant
> ISO-8601.ISO 8601 is an International standard and it specifies "W" as the
> Thanks in advance,
character designator which must precede a week number. The date and
time format is primarily numeric to avoid language difficulties and
only a few other separator and designator symbols are permitted (and
in some cases, required). Nothing else is permitted. If you use other
symbols, you are not compliant. 8601 does not define the "W" as an
acronym or abbreviation; it is a character designator (it "just
happens" to have some special relevance in English, but "Z" for UTC
time does not have much relevance in English).
- --- In ISO8601@yahoogroups.com, "piebaldconsult" <PIEBALDconsult@...>
>Our system does provide an XLM Order message and for this there is no
> How a value is presented to a human user may/should not be the same as
> the underlying computer-centric value.
disucussion - We send the week date according to the ISO standard plus
we also specify the format as well in the message.
My question was regarding the UI of our application - thus the
presentation of the week date to a human user and more specifically a
German or Italian user.