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

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  1. derryquinn macrumors 6502

    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
     
  2. maverick808 macrumors 65816

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    I just tested this and it gets it wrong. It thinks 05/10/2007 is the 10th May. Rubbish.
     
  3. derryquinn thread starter macrumors 6502

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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
     
  4. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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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.
     
  5. derryquinn thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hmmm.... Maybe there's a setting? If you buy it in europe? Perhaps fixed in X.5.1?
     
  6. bigandy macrumors G3

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    it's there. system prefs > international:
     

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  7. derryquinn thread starter macrumors 6502

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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
     
  8. killydoon macrumors newbie

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    Ireland

    You don't have to be a Brit - you can also pick Cork or Dublin.

    A Cavanite
     
  9. maverick808 macrumors 65816

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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.
     
  10. killydoon macrumors newbie

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    Customise

    You have to Customize each date, the short, med, long, and full. Then they show up correctly.
     

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  11. maverick808 macrumors 65816

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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.

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  12. tyr2 macrumors 6502a

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    I have the exact same problem, I've set all the types in International Settings. Looks like a bug.
     
  13. killydoon macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  14. derryquinn thread starter macrumors 6502

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