Issue 18097

Summary: Default date format in documents not acceptable
Product: Internationalization Reporter: francoisj <joubertf>
Component: uiAssignee: AOO issues mailing list <issues>
Status: UNCONFIRMED --- QA Contact:
Severity: Trivial    
Priority: P3 CC: issues
Version: OOo 1.1 RC2   
Target Milestone: ---   
Hardware: PC   
OS: Windows 2000   
Issue Type: ENHANCEMENT Latest Confirmation in: ---
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Description francoisj 2003-08-10 09:47:50 UTC
I do not approve of Open Office's default date format. In South Africa we do 
not use that format. Please pay attention to the date format settings on the 
A particular frustrating example is entering a date in a table located in a 
text document. I have to manually change the date format to my satisfactory.
Comment 1 stefan.baltzer 2003-09-08 15:39:04 UTC
SBA: Reassigned to Bettina from the User Experience team for consideration.
Comment 2 bernd.eilers 2004-02-28 12:53:26 UTC
francoisj: What exactly is your current language setting under "Extras / 
Options / Language Settings / Standard Languages for Documents. Is it "English 
(South-Africa)" ? And what would be the correct default data format for 
a "English (South Africa)" Language Setting of the complete document or a 
single cell in a table ? Is it not MM/DD/YY ?

Comment 3 francoisj 2004-02-28 16:46:27 UTC
South Africa's default settings are DD/MM/YYYY or some may use YYYY/MM/DD.

Comment 4 francoisj 2004-02-28 17:02:15 UTC
Please refer to for ISO 8601 date
Comment 5 ace_dent 2008-05-16 02:13:31 UTC Issue Tracker - Feedback Request.

The Issue you raised is currently 'Unconfirmed' pending review, but has not been
updated within the last 3 years. Please consider re-testing with one of the
latest versions of OOo, as the problem(s) may have already been addressed.
Either use the recent stable version:
or consider trying the new OOo 3 BETA (still in testing):
Please report back the outcome so this Issue may be Closed or Progressed as
necessary - otherwise it may be Resolved as Invalid in the future. You may also
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Comment 6 bettina.haberer 2010-05-21 14:46:58 UTC
To grep the issues easier via "requirements" I put the issues currently lying on
my owner to the owner "requirements".