[Ubuntu-l10n-eng] Time

Dan Bishop dan at viciouslime.co.uk
Sat Sep 9 11:55:03 BST 2006


On Sat, 2006-09-09 at 11:35 +0100, Toby Smithe wrote:
> On Sat, 2006-09-09 at 20:33 +1000, Sridhar Dhanapalan wrote:
> > On Saturday 09 September 2006 19:53, Ed Hargin <ed at bluehome.net> wrote:
> > > I too have always believed that the correct time separation is a colon.
> > >  A reference can be found here:
> > > http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~mgk25/iso-time.html
> > > You will need to scroll down to the time section, which sets out the
> > > international time notation as such:
> > >
> > > "Time of day
> > >
> > > The international standard notation for the time of day is
> > >
> > > hh:mm:ss
> > 
> > While a full stop may be an acceptable delimiter in Britain, it is not in 
> > other English-speaking locales. A colon, on the other hand, is universally 
> > understood.
> > 
> 
> I live in Britain, and I hate the full stop as a delimiter. *Time is not
> decimal!*

I've always hated it too! For the exact same reason. Since everyone else
also seems to be in agreement I have left it as colons.




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