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Problem description

  • User may have or not certain expectations concerning the date/time format based on the selected language. This includes the used flag which represents a country rather than a language.
  • Date/time in different countries vary in order for year, month and day. This is especially true when comparing US English and British English formats.


  • Always use the language selector to inform the user about the current region used for the date format
  • Month must always be spelled using letters not numbers

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-- ChristianHillbricht - 25 Aug 2016
Topic revision: r5 - 13 Apr 2020, JuttaFitzek
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