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Using the yyyy-mm-dd format, the 30th of December 2006 would be written as 2006-12-30. The ISO 8601 standard, yyyy-mm-dd, is used in:
 
Using the yyyy-mm-dd format, the 30th of December 2006 would be written as 2006-12-30. The ISO 8601 standard, yyyy-mm-dd, is used in:
  
    * Austria (although the pre-1996 form “d.m.yyyy” is still often used)
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* Austria (although the pre-1996 form “d.m.yyyy” is still often used)
    * Canada (yyyy-mm-dd) (All 3 main types are used in Canada- in French and in English)
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* Canada (yyyy-mm-dd) (All 3 main types are used in Canada- in French and in English)
    * China (yyyy-mm-dd or yyyy年mm月dd日)
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* China (yyyy-mm-dd or yyyy年mm月dd日)
    * Germany (possible, but hardly ever appears in public writings. Most often d.m.yyyy is used)
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* Germany (possible, but hardly ever appears in public writings. Most often d.m.yyyy is used)
    * Hong Kong (same as China)
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* Hong Kong (same as China)
    * Hungary (yyyy.mm.dd)
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* Hungary (yyyy.mm.dd)
    * Japan (but often in the form yyyy年mm月dd日, or as yy年mm月dd日 when using Japanese era year)
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* Japan (but often in the form yyyy年mm月dd日, or as yy年mm月dd日 when using Japanese era year)
    * Korea (YYYY년 MM월 DD일)
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* Korea (YYYY년 MM월 DD일)
    * Latvia (But often dd.mm.yyyy. is used)
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* Latvia (But often dd.mm.yyyy. is used)
    * Lithuania (yyyy-mm-dd)
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* Lithuania (yyyy-mm-dd)
    * Macau (same as China)
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* Macau (same as China)
    * Nepal
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* Nepal
    * Poland
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* Poland
    * South Africa ("d/m/yy" is a common alternative)
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* South Africa ("d/m/yy" is a common alternative)
    * Sweden
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* Sweden
    * Taiwan (same as China except year might be represented using ROC era system)
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* Taiwan (same as China except year might be represented using ROC era system)
  
 
It is often used in scientific, technical or international communication.
 
It is often used in scientific, technical or international communication.
  
 
Additional information with regards to this format can be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_8601
 
Additional information with regards to this format can be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_8601

Latest revision as of 19:24, 25 August 2007

The International format is the ISO 8601 standard: yyyy-mm-dd (year, month, day).

Using the yyyy-mm-dd format, the 30th of December 2006 would be written as 2006-12-30. The ISO 8601 standard, yyyy-mm-dd, is used in:

  • Austria (although the pre-1996 form “d.m.yyyy” is still often used)
  • Canada (yyyy-mm-dd) (All 3 main types are used in Canada- in French and in English)
  • China (yyyy-mm-dd or yyyy年mm月dd日)
  • Germany (possible, but hardly ever appears in public writings. Most often d.m.yyyy is used)
  • Hong Kong (same as China)
  • Hungary (yyyy.mm.dd)
  • Japan (but often in the form yyyy年mm月dd日, or as yy年mm月dd日 when using Japanese era year)
  • Korea (YYYY년 MM월 DD일)
  • Latvia (But often dd.mm.yyyy. is used)
  • Lithuania (yyyy-mm-dd)
  • Macau (same as China)
  • Nepal
  • Poland
  • South Africa ("d/m/yy" is a common alternative)
  • Sweden
  • Taiwan (same as China except year might be represented using ROC era system)

It is often used in scientific, technical or international communication.

Additional information with regards to this format can be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_8601

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