Data Dectors Europe Question... Will dd/mm/yyyy work?

derryquinn

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Well in all the vids I've seen its been the American(and possibly other countries, I don't know) way; mm/dd/yyyy. But what I want to kow is, if I use it in ireland will dd/m/yyyy dates work or will they be misinterpreted? Thanks for answering(if you answer!):D
 

derryquinn

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Damn! How could no one have thought of this???:mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:
I'll still buy it though!:D:D:D

And thanks for checking, I apprecfiate it :D
 
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xUKHCx

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Jan 15, 2006
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I just tested it and it worked fine for dates that can't be the other way around e.g 25/09 but where it could work the other way around e.g. 10/05 it gets it wrong.

Edit: I Just sent feedback to apple regarding this.
 
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derryquinn

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Hmmm.... Maybe there's a setting? If you buy it in europe? Perhaps fixed in X.5.1?
 
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derryquinn

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Oh Andy!
Well you came and you gave what I asked for
And I thank you for that,
Oh Andy!
I'm not Brit but it helps and I'll buy leop
ard so thanks for your help
Oh Andy!
:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D
 
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maverick808

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What? Of course I have my date format set to UK in International Pref Pane. The data detector still gets it wrong... that's the problem.
 
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maverick808

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You have to Customize each date, the short, med, long, and full. Then they show up correctly.
I can assure you it does not work. Here's a snap of my International settings, an email with 05/10/2007 and the incorrect calendar date of 10th May that it takes me to when I click show this date.





 
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tyr2

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I can assure you it does not work. Here's a snap of my International settings, an email with 05/10/2007 and the incorrect calendar date of 10th May that it takes me to when I click show this date.
I have the exact same problem, I've set all the types in International Settings. Looks like a bug.
 
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killydoon

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Dec 30, 2006
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dates

I sent myself the following dates in an email then put them in iCal:

10 May 08
May 10 08
10/5/08

5/10/08


It got the first three right and entered them on 10 May but changed the last one to Oct 5. Obviously, it is looking at each from a European viewpoint so an date using the American format will be placed as if it was a European one. That is a bit of a bug, alright. iCal (or Mail) needs to look at the source of an email before it makes the convention assumption. It is apparent that we should avoid using the slash version of dates.
 
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