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       Well, the same thing that's wrong with changing the clocks ... ...
.... etc. etc. etc. ... ... ...

On Wed, Jul 25, 2012 at 1:49 PM, Johnny Rosenberg <>wrote:

2012/7/25 anne-ology <>:
       yes, I agreed with you -
           except don't blame the U.S. for that silly ISO  ;-)

On Wed, Jul 25, 2012 at 7:00 AM, Joep L. Blom <>

On 25-07-12 10:40, anne-ology wrote:

        The ISO is not U.S.;
           the U.S. uses the confusing month-day-year rather than the
European day-month-year;
              as an historian-genealogist, I've been pushing the

        This ISO is as strange as changing the time twice/year or
using AM
or PM following 12: ...
            see**jkorpela/iso8601.html<>for an
explanation of this idea;
                 [it's 'clear as mud'  ;-) ]

 Thanks for your support!

 On Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 4:18 PM, Joep L. Blom <>

On 23-07-12 21:02, Andreas S├Ąger wrote:

 Am 23.07.2012 14:44, Guy Voets wrote:

 Hi folks,

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

     - In LibO 3.5.5, I used to give in dates as 20-7 and they were
as 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
desired notation 20 Jul 12.

Is this a new feature, or a bug?

 This is just another anti-feature that has been added to Calc
all reason simply because too many inexperienced users who never
used any spreadsheets insisted loudly enough.
I will upgrade my LibreOffice 3.5 to ApacheOpenOffice 3.4.1.

  I resent the US way of ISO 8601. We Dutch and other Europeans use

more logical sequence of day-month-year instead of the illogical
year-month-day.(most important first, least important last: very often
year can be missed).

Exactly what is strange with ISO 8601?

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