Date, time and other formats for many many languages !

Which is the format German use for dates ? dd MMMM ? No I meant the long date format for Spanish.... And what about the French one !? And are the month name starting with an uppercase letter in Spanish ?

All those little questions can quickly become problematic to answer since there are always some little differences between the languages.

I found this page very helpful: http://www.sql-und-xml.de/server-daten/culture-info/

It is in German, but even for non-German speakers it is quite east to understand. The list of languages is really complete, and there is a lot of information. On little minus, not always the same info is shown for different languages... But that's only a little drawback comparing to how helpful it can be !!!

So to our answer our questions:
- German format for dates: dd.MM.yyyy
- Spanish format for long dates: dddd, dd' de 'MMMM' de 'yyyy
- French format for long dates: dddd d MMMM yyyy
- Spanish month names: lowercase (enero, febrero, marzo, abril, mayo, junio, julio, agosto, septiembre, octubre, noviembre, diciembre)

Easy hum ? :)


Comments:

Hello,

nice to see that my page is helpful.

But:
> On little minus, not always the same info is shown for different languages

Do you have an example?

Posted by Juergen Auer on September 03, 2009 at 03:42 PM CEST #

Hello.

Yes, these pages are helpful !
Regarding my comment, I had a deeper look, and actually I was able to always find the same info for different languages. I think what confused me is simply that it is sometimes in a table (due to the different locales, e.g. fr_fr and fr_ca), and sometimes not. OK, so that's perfect ! :)

BTW, are you the author of those pages ?

Posted by Pierrot on September 04, 2009 at 02:16 AM CEST #

> BTW, are you the author of those pages ?

Yes, I'm the owner of the domain and had created these pages.

I needed a list with the differences between the local cultures: In de, the DayNames are the same for de-DE, de-AT and de-CH. But the MonthNames are different - de-AT says 'Jänner' instead of 'Januar'.

I didn't found such a list - so I created my own.

Posted by Juergen Auer on September 06, 2009 at 01:52 PM CEST #

I see. Well that's great, really those pages are really well done and helpful !

Posted by Pierre-Antoine Berreur on September 07, 2009 at 03:29 AM CEST #

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