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    Default What is the difference beween UK and US dates?

    Hi,
    As I was comparing an englishUS file with its UK localization, I noticed the only thing that changed was the date.
    Do you know what the main difference is between both flavo(u)rs?

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    Hi nabylm!

    Take a look at this page:

    British Vs. American English: Time and Date Formats

    and a Wikipedia explanation of US time and date practices:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Date_a..._United_States
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    Default Re: What is the difference beween UK and US dates?

    Vicente's link's example is true, that for most part US (in general usage) uses mm/dd/yy, but the British example is also the convention of US military dating.

    Maybe you should give example of what you're gonna use it so that they can give you specific pointers.

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    Default Re: What is the difference beween UK and US dates?

    And what about US-Spanish? Should we use the American (mm-dd-yy) or the Spanish (dd-mm-yy) format?

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    Quote Originally Posted by santiagop View Post
    And what about US-Spanish? Should we use the American (mm-dd-yy) or the Spanish (dd-mm-yy) format?
    Hi there! I believe you should use the US format for US Spanish since it would only generate confussion for Spanish-speaking people living in the US if you change it to the Spanish format, don't you think?

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    Default Re: What is the difference beween UK and US dates?

    Basicaly I know that the Americans put month first, while the British put date. e.g. 11/27/17 -Am. 27/11/17 -Br.

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    Quote Originally Posted by agustinab View Post
    Hi there! I believe you should use the US format for US Spanish since it would only generate confussion for Spanish-speaking people living in the US if you change it to the Spanish format, don't you think?

    Hi Agustina,
    thanks for your explanation, it makes sense! Do you know if there's a specific rule for this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by santiagop View Post
    Hi Agustina,
    thanks for your explanation, it makes sense! Do you know if there's a specific rule for this?
    Hi Santiago!
    I'm not aware if there is one, but I'm pretty sure that the date should be written in the same way they do where you live. So, if you're living in the States, it should be written mm/dd/yyyy, regardless of your mother tongue or which language you speak, and if you go basically anywhere else in the world, it shouldbe dd/mm/yyyy.

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