Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 27th Oct 2009 00:37 UTC
Features, Office In the comments on our editorial about language purism and the Psystar case, it became quite clear that language is a subject almost everyone has an opinion on - not odd if you consider that language is at the very centre of what makes us "human". Since this appears to be a popular subject, let's talk about the influence computing has had on two very minor aspects of the Dutch language.
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RE[2]: Comment by kaiwai
by strcpy on Tue 27th Oct 2009 09:14 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by kaiwai"
strcpy
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2009-05-20


yyyy-mm-dd is a standard now, I am taking bets on what century they will accept it.


No, it is not. Where I come from, our grammar quite clearly states that the accepted format is DD.MM.YYYY.

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RE[3]: Comment by kaiwai
by Beta on Tue 27th Oct 2009 10:05 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by kaiwai"
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2005-07-06

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yyyy-mm-dd is a standard now, I am taking bets on what century they will accept it.


No, it is not.
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Technically, it is - ISO 8601 - I cannot see countries moving to it for every day use soon, but I could easily see official documents, legal papers, etc, adopting it.

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