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WorldSmart: Dates

It is important to know how to format date conventions when you are coding online forms. Use unambiguous dates on your web pages: Always use a four-digit number for the year (human readers don't have problems with the year 2000 wrap-around, but this makes clear which one is the year) Always use words (abbreviated if necessary) for the months. For forms, use structured dates and popup menus.

Example: October 15, 2009 (US format). This date was a Thursday.


COUNTRY SHORT TIME FORMAT LONG TIME FORMAT
Albania 09-10-15 10/15/09
Algeria 09-10-15 10/15/09
American Samoa 10/15/09 Thursday, October 15, 2009
Anguilla 10/15/09 Thursday, October 15, 2009
Antigua and Barbuda 10/15/09 Thursday, October 15, 2009
Argentina 15/10/09 jueves 15 de octubre de 2009
Austria 15.10.09 Donnerstag, 15. Oktober 2009
Australia 15/10/09 Thursday, 15 October 2009



Bahamas 10/15/09 Thursday, October 15, 2009
Bahrain 09-10-15 10/15/09
Barbados 10/15/09 Thursday, October 15, 2009
Belgium

15/10/09 (Dutch)

15/10/09 (French)

donerdag 15 oktober 2009 (Dutch)

jeudi 16 octobre 2009 (French)


Bolivia 15/10/09 jueves 15 de octubre de 2009
Brazil 15/1/0/09 quinta-feira , 15 de outubro de 2009
Canada

15/10/09 (English)

09-10-15 (French)

 

15-Oct-09 (English)

15.octobre, 2009 (French)

 

Cayman Islands 10/15/09 Thursday, October 15, 2009
Chile 15/10/09 jueves 15 de octubre de 2009
China 09/10/15 2009 10 15
Colombia 15/10/09 jueves 15 de octubre de 2009
Costa Rica 15/10/09 jueves 15 de octubre de 2009
Cote 'Ivoire    
Croatia 2009.10.15 2009.listopad 15
Cuba    
Cyprus    
Czech Republic 15.11.2009 n/a
     
Denmark 15-10-09 15.oktober 2009
Dominican Republic 15/10/09 jueves 15 de octubre de 2009
     
Ecuador 15/10/09 jueves 15 de octubre de 2009
Egypt 09-10-15 10/15/09
Estonia 15.10.09 15.octoober 2009. A.
     
Faroe Islands 15-10-09 15.oktober 2009
Finland

15.10.2009 (Finnish)

15.10.2009 (Swedish)

15.lokakuuta 2009 (Finnish)

n/a (Swedish)

France 15/10/09 jeudi 15 octobre 2009
     
Germany 15.10.09 Donnerstag, 15. Oktober 2009
Greece 15/10/2009 n/a
Guam 10/15/09 Thursday, October 15, 2009
Guatemala 15/10/09 jueves 15 de octubre de 2009
     
Hong Kong 15/10/09 Thursday, 15 October 2009
Hungary 2009. 10. 12 2009. oktöber 12.
     
Iceland 15.10.09 15. oktober 2009
Indonesia 15/10/09 15-Oct-09
Iran 09/10/15 10/15/09
Iraq 09-10-15 10/15/09
Ireland 15/11/09 15-10-09
Israel 10/15/09 15-Oct-09
Italy 15/10/09 giovedi 15 ottobre 2009
     
Jamaica 10/15/09 Thursday, October 15, 2009
Japan 09/10/15 n/a
Jordan 09-10-15 10/15/09
     
Kuwait 09-10-15 10/15/09
     
Latvia 09.10.15 otrdiena, 2009. (month) 15. otobris
Lebanon 09-10-15 10/15/09
Libya 09-10-15 10/15/09
Liechtenstein 15.10.09 Donnerstag, 15. Oktober 2009
Lithuania 2009.10.15 2009.m. spalio 15. d.
Luxembourg

15/10/09 (French)

15.10.09 (German)

jeudi 15 octobre 2009 (French)

Donnerstag, 15. Oktober 2009 (German)

     
Mexico 15/10/09 jueves 15 de octubre de 2009
Morocco 09-10-15 10/15/09
     
Netherlands 15-10-09 donerdag 15 oktober 2009
New Zealand 15/10/09 Thursday, 15 October 2009
Norway 15.10.09 15. oktober 2009
     
Oman 09-10-15 10/15/09
     
Panama 15/10/09 jueves 15 de octubre de 2009
Paraguay 15/10/09 jueves 15 de octubre de 2009
Peru 15/10/09 jueves 15 de octubre de 2009
Poland 15.10.09 15-Oct-09
     
Qatar 09-10-15 10/15/09
     
Romania 15.10.2009 15-Oct-09
Russia 15.10.09 n/a
     
St. Kitts and Nevis 10/15/09 Thursday, October 15, 2009
Saint Lucia 10/15/09 Thursday, October 15, 2009
St.Vincent and Grenadines 10/15/09 Thursday, October 15, 2009
Saudi Arabia 09-10-15 10/15/09
Singapore 15/10/09 Thursday, 15 October 2009
Slovakia 15.10.09 15. oktober 2009
Slovenia 15. 10. 2009 15. oktober 2009
South Africa 09/10/15 15-10-09
Spain 15/10/09 jueves 15 de octubre de 2009
St. Helena 10/15/09 Thursday, October 15, 2009
St. Pierre and Miquelon 10/15/09 Thursday, October 15, 2009
Sweden 2009-10-15 n/a
Switzerland

15.10.09 (French)

15.10.09 (German)

15.10.09 (Italian)

jeudi 15 octobre 2009 (French)

Donnerstag, 15. Oktober 2009

giovedi, 15. ottobre 2009 (Italian)

Syria 09-10-15 10/15/09
     
Taiwan 2009/10/15 n/a
Thailand 15/10/09 15-Oct-09
Trinidad and Tobago 10/15/09 Thursday, October 15, 2009
Tunisia 09-10-15 10/15/09
Turkey 15.10.2009 15 Ekim 2009 Sal 1
Turks and Caicos Islands 10/15/09 Thursday, October 15, 2009
     
Ukraine 15.10.09 n/a
United Arab Emirates 09-10-15 10/15/09
United Kingdom 15/10/09 15-Oct-09
United States 10/15/09 Thursday, October 15, 2009
Uruguay 15/10/09 jueves 15 de octubre de 2009
     
Venezuela 15/10/09 jueves 15 de octubre de 2009
Virgin Islands, British 15/10/09  15-Oct-09 
Virgin Islands, U.S. 10/15/09 Thursday, October 15, 2009
Yemen 09-10-15 10/15/09