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2012/7/23 Johnny Rosenberg <>

2012/7/23 Guy Voets <>:
Hi folks,

A LibO spreadsheet, made in LibO, Dutch version (no Excel or OOo past).

   - In LibO 3.5.5, I used to give in dates as 20-7 and they were shown
   20 Jul 12.
   - In LibO, if I enter 20-7, 20-7 is shown in the cell.

If I enter 20-7-12, the date is inverted into 12 Jul 2020.
So instead of entering 20-7, I now need to enter 12-7-20 to get the
notation 20 Jul 12.

Is this a new feature, or a bug?

I am a user, not a developer, so I don't know for sure, but it looks
to me as a feature rather than a bug, or maybe a combination of both.
20-7-12 means 2020-july-12 (12th July 2020) according to ISO 8601, and
I guess it could be a point adapting to this international standard
(some countries already adapted most of ISO 8601, some of them decades
ago). Maybe this behaviour should be more dependent of the current
language settings?

Kind regards

Johnny Rosenberg

Hi Johnny, thanks.

I get your point...
The language/country setting is Dutch/Belgium, which normally should give
20-7-2012, and I liked the practicality of just having to type 20-7 to get
this date entered in the spreadsheet.
I suppose I'll have to get used to the ISO standard behaviour.
using LibO 3.6.0 on a iMac Intel DualCore Lion 10.7.4
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