Re: Standard for non-machine communication akin to ISO-8601
- --- In ISO8601@yahoogroups.com, "dmweiten" <dmw@...> wrote:
>I assume we all are: it's standard numerical coding for values of any
> 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?
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.