In 1995, also in Germany, the traditional notation was replaced in the DIN 5008 standard, which defines common typographic conventions, with the ISO 8601 notation (e.g., "1991-12-31"), and becoming the prescribed date format in Germany since 1996-05-01. I have prepared the plan with US date format (9/25/2017) but it has to be converted to european date format (25/9/2017). 14:51 or 14.51. Doc would stand there and be trying to convert in their head to inches! For example… if you keep a folder full of family photos.. prefix them with the date. So AMERICAN disaster of 911 would be written as 11/9/2001 or 11th September,2011 or even September 11th,2001. Fulltext search . Also, what is the source of the illustration? 2.Another column has date in DD/MM/YYYY (27/08/2016) format but PowerBI is reading it as Text. STEP 2: Scroll to the very bottom, and select Change date and time formats. There is no usage in which this could mean the ninth of April, 2012. Interesting stuff about Napoleon and unification and I’m sure there was a time when some Canadian provinces drove on the left. *YMD => YY-MM-DD The standard separator in Germany (as laid down in DIN 1355, DIN 5008) was the dot. We could all be speaking Esperanto, too. And Europe Blog is slightly incorrect, having forgotten about Japan, which would write today’s date as 2015/09/08 (2015, September 08). American colonists favoured the monthly format, while the British Empire drifted towards the European style of dd-mm-yyyy. I made a personal switch to the metric system when I was at a healthcare organization and all the physicians had to refer to different things as ##cm or ##mm for various sizes of lacerations or abnormal growths that are removed. The traditional all-numeric form of writing Gregorian dates in German is the little-endian day. I’m afraid I do find the Americans’ insistence on writing dates “the other way round” from the rest of the English-speaking world a bit irritating. How do you write numbers? So many systems for one simple concept, right? You will know better than I do, but I think also, historically, there was some overlap between the US and European formats. We’re not weirdos too. "der zweite erste" - the second first - for 2 January). Bank downloads get frequently miscoded up to 12/12 (or rather 11 Dec and 12 Nov, since 12/12 always comes out right even when it’s in the wrong order). Regardless of the fact, that AM/PM is also not my case (24-hour clock rocks) – if it’s 2:35:12 on your watch you don’t write 35:12, 2! The problem is knowing which is which…uh oh. To me, it sounds like you’re saying that this September is one of the 11ths or the 11th instance of a September (or 9 generations after September, Jr.). I weight 82kg and I am 1.78m tall. So frustrated. You can also change the format of the time. Except for Austria, Germany and Switzerland, see the navigation box on the bottom to find individual articles per country. And I am the only one in our family whose birthdate can be misconstrued – the others are lucky enough to be past 12 in the month. And never will. We SAY month-day (and if need be -year), thus we write mm-dd-yy or mm/dd/yy. Took a bit but you learn by error. What percentage of the English population can tell you how much they weigh in kilograms? True, American historians attempting to appeal to the masses may revert to April 12, 2012, but those writing for scholarly journals will not. Totally agree re Canada – . Years could be written with two or four digits; the century was sometimes seen being replaced by an apostrophe: "31.12. There is a temptation to cut corners by using a two digits instead of four (YYMMDD instead of YYYYMMDD) but those of us who lived through the agony of the Y2K “crisis” are leery of the unintended consequences of such a “time-saver”. The above solution has not worked for me yes, i can change the cell format to UK (rest of the world other than the Stupid USA) date format. Dezember 1991") continues to use the little-endian order and the ordinal-number dot for the day of the month. Thousands of high school and college students are no doubt writing MLA-formatted essays right now. We tend to think (as in most things) that we are doing it the “normal” way, but, Europe Blog notes, “The only countries that do not share the European date format in fact are the US, Philippines, Palau, the Federated States of Micronesia, Canada and Belize.”, (Interestingly, the blog goes on, the European Union and other international organizations do not use the European style but rather the “‘ISO 8601’ standard date format. Everything ends up in a computer eventually! Why? It struck me (and my mirror) at the same time that we needed better road rules. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like it will change anytime soon. : – July the 4th (American Independence Day) I finally made charts for the consultation rooms to show how big 3cm, 5cm, 7cm, 9cm so doctor would say you have a 2cm mole on your back that we need to take off today. When Napoleon took over he stopped that and unified France. Ouch Graeme! Perhaps thinking "When in Rome...," Barack Obama used European format when he signed the guestbook at Westminster Abbey. If you installed Microsoft Excel 2013 USA English version, when you open a file store in European or Latin American formats, Excel will not recognize the dates. 4/9/12, on the other hand, could mean either date, according to whether one is using US or rest-of-the-world dates. I THORT Canada followed UK format (dd-mm-yy) and was horrified this evening (11th october) to hear chortling news item on CTV about this date reading 10-11-12!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I look back to my primary school teacher’s dictum (I am 75 yrs now- so no one can thumb their nose at my teacher) was dd/mm/yy. What a wonderful way to exercise the brain! No specific requirements or recommendations are provided in the European Union ... in part 2.C.1 (NtA format) or 3.2.S (CTD format); ... templates. I’m in the US Military and prefer to write the format at 10APR12 or 10 April 2012. To format a date in VBA we use the inbuilt FORMAT function itself, it takes input as the date format and returns the desired format required, the arguments required for this function are the expression itself and the format type.. Formatting of date & time are sensitive things in excel, and the same thing applied to VBA as well. Thank you. During the French Revolution, a decree of 1792 created a uniform traffic law, requiring traffic to keep to the “common” right. At the top right hand of the page, click the gear icon left of the smiley face. 2012-09-04 is not ambiguous because there are no official standards that say YYYY-DD-MM. “Meet Me in St. Louis” in “The Family Stone”: a case of emotional larceny. The American sequence month/date/year is totally illogical. In the U.S., it would be April 9 (or 9th), 2012, or 4/9/12. I’ve preferred the European date format since I was an impressionable pre-teen. I use the format …eg for today…09 IV 2012. As a European Norm, CEN and CENELEC member states are obligated to adopt the standard as national standard without alterations as well. 1. Some goes for Taiwan’s 105/01/06 as their first year of the Minguo era was in 1911. YYYY-MM-DD (2017-03-30) The month is written in Roman numerals while the day is in Arabic numerals: 14.  VI. 1789 is 14 June 1789.”. Although of course a terrible event, it was quite funny that our UK media were miraculously saved from having to work out whether to follow the “9/11″ precedent when the London Underground was bombed in July 2005….. because the date – universally used since to signify the bombings – was in fact 7/7. Select a blank cell that you want to put the converted result at, enter this formula =DATE (VALUE (RIGHT (C2,4)), VALUE (MID (C2,4,2)), VALUE (LEFT (C2,2))), drag fill handle down to apply this … To my knowledge, THAT format takes places on 10th November…NOT NOW. I only use purely numerical formats when the reader is not North American. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. By the way, I meant to add that measurement and accounting systems can be very different. 911 in North America! Different Departements in France had completely different systems. Since you’re an academic, Mr. Yagoda, I’m kind of surprised your entry on date formats fails to note that historians who write in English, regardless of nation, have been using the 12 April 2012 format for quite some time. Should ever be forgot. 6.30 Uhr. But when giving the date in full, you can just as easily say July 4th 2012 as 4th July 2012, without its sounding in the slightest unnatural or affected. “No, because it’s on the 7th of August. I do of course know it’s the emergency phone no in the US, whereas we use 999. The UK, Ireland, Malta, and Cyprus are the only holdouts left in Europe driving on the left side of the road. I still think cave-in of CTV to over the border format was NG. When I write a check, that is how I place the date. I’ve just read this extraordinarily rude and ill-mannered reply. Over 1/2 of the US can’t tell if a Celsius temperature is hot or cold. In the Region and Language dialog box, select the Format … Fortunately, converting the date format dd/mm/yyyy to mm/dd/yyyy is simple. Obvious: two horsemen approach on a road, equally suspicious of each other. “Over 1/2 of the US can’t tell if a Celsius temperature is hot or cold.”. European Address Formats; Help and advice. In the UK, anyone who reaches 100 years old gets a telegram from the queen. That’s also the ISO standard. I gave up and adhere to the month/date/year style. Open a new Internet Explorer browser. KW" or "Wir erwarten die Lieferung in KW 49". There are two variants of the 12-hour clock used in spoken German regarding quarterly fractions of the current hour. Excel always fails when the date contains a combination that … The date will now appear in the dd/mm/yy format within your FMX site! – November the 5th (Guy Fawkes Day) Inserting a date from a database into a Japanese page with a Japanese format would be very helpful for the user. RELATED: How to Use Periods in Dates in Excel On some radio stations, announcers regularly give the current time on both forms, as in "Es ist jetzt vierzehn Uhr einundfünfzig; neun Minuten vor drei" ("It is now fourteen fifty-one; nine minutes to three")[citation needed]. Not the intended February 1, 2007. 9 April 2012; April 9, 2012; 2012-09-04; and many other options are all unambiguous. Just the other day I was driving towards a knight who got pissy, veered to my right and lopped off my side mirror. It still baffles me that the USA uses a non-scientific temperature measurement system from Germany. 5. My intuition would put the number at 3/4 *at least.*. I’ve just been reading through the above for the first time. I made it easier to explain and pt to understand. Please explain, Historyfanatic! In Continental Europe, driving on the right is associated with France and Napoleon Bonaparte. My wife just went on a first aid course and was told it’s now 112…… What point are you trying to make, Rizzo? In German-speaking Switzerland, only the 12-hour clock is used in everyday speech[citation needed]. To Quieter Elephant [citation needed]. Just realised I read sword hand origin HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! … January 1st; ask someone his birthday and he’ll say month-day-year. Making a habit of doing things the right way ALL the time means you will do it the right way when it counts. 4/9/12 is ambiguous. In US, we enter date in Excel as the date format mm/dd/yyyy in generally, but in Euro, the date format usually is dd/mm/yyyy. Weekday names are commonly (and according to DIN 1355) abbreviated with two letters (Mo, Di, Mi, Do, Fr, Sa, So), whereas month names are abbreviated (if at all) with three letters (Jan, Feb, Mrz, Apr, Mai, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Okt, Nov, Dez). '91"; however, two-digit years are generally deprecated after the Millennium. Convert European Date format to American Format. I used to fly to America a lot. Personally, I prefer the Asian style date format: year, month, day. I have been failed in my maths exam for substituting the one with the other. As for driving on which side of the road, remember, please blame Napoleon! However 112 also works in the UK (though most Brits don’t know that), because it’s the standard EU-wide emergency number. Try the Indian numerical system. Checks? Think about a lot of documents are the same way Year Month day or Day month year. When is Christmas? You need to go into the device's Settings app and set (or reset) the localization region format. Believe me they often email me many months in advance! I wouldn’t say 9/11 is *purely* a reference to the date. They got rid of shilling, fathoms and bushels already. Pingback: Cách viết ngày tháng ở các nước khác nhau trên thế giới. If you have an enquiry or are looking for some information then please type a question or keyword(s) into the box provided, and we will return a list of articles to help you. It’s a not true about Belize though, it’s a British colony and write their date like the brits do. No other date format presents the files in such a logical order. Your comment about the ‘”9/11″ precedent’ intrigued me because it left me wondering whether you were aware of the significance of 911 in the U.S. (It’s the nationally recognized number to dial in an emergency. Once you see the drop-down box, select "Internet … ( Log Out /  My data should be 06/02/2019 (dd/mm/yy) but the excel read as 02/06/2019 (dd/mm/yy) when I change the date format . On a related note, are Brits more, or less, likely to use the less common style of “Month the Day” instead of “the Day of Month” or “Month Day,” at least for important dates? “In the United Kingdom and, in fact, most of the rest of the world, today’s date would be indicated 9 April 2012…” -britishisms.wordpress.com. It's very good for real-time measurement, the use of this software is very professional. But every ambiguous date format is to be avoided in all contexts. Makes perfect sense too. Then the patient would come in and ask how big is it. [2], 24-hour time notation is used officially and for purposes that require precision like announcements in the media. Left to right for computer sorting pure logic as greatest to least – so writing least to greatest makes perfect visual sense also. On the other hand, Germany also blessed the USA with the hamburger so why not? The traditional representation with a dot remains in widespread use, however, and in this format leading zeros are generally omitted from the hours; additionally, the literal string "Uhr" is frequently added – e.g. Though perhaps that’s not an option for you. For half-hours, the absolute form as in "halb zwei" is used everywhere. New York Times outliers: “maths,” “trainers” and “mate”, http://www.usa.gov/Topics/Independence-Day.shtml, http://www.ushistory.org/declaration/document/scan.htm, Cách viết ngày tháng ở các nước khác nhau trên thế giới, “What we were able to provide our young men during an abbreviated season was a little bit of special”—U. Caesar? I often get the year of my birth wrong, writing the current year by mistake. Even though I live in the US the Euro & ISO formats are more logically organized. If it is not declared, the Format function assumes that Sunday is the first day of the week. I send out a membership list … It is, in any case, getting more and more popular over here, as in this post from the web site Military.com: Ah, another holiday weekend approaches and I’m getting tons of mail asking “When will we get paid?”   Folks, payday is Tuesday, 15 November 2011.  You’ll get paid on Tuesday, or on Monday if your bank releases direct deposit pay funds early.