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Re: FUDCon Brno banner



On Wed, Aug 06, 2008 at 09:05:11PM +0200, Martin Sourada wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-08-06 at 15:15 +0000, Paul W. Frields wrote:
> > That's cool -- would it be possible to move the city landscape up a bit,
> > and fit in a description like this?
> > 
> > "FUDCon Brno
> >  2008.09.05 - 07"   <-- Does that make sense as a European notation?
> I'd use 5. -- 7. 9. 2008 or 5. 9. -- 7. 9. 2008 (but I am not 100% sure
> about that either). IIRC there should be non-breakable spaces after the
> dots, not sure around the n-dash. We usually don't add starting zeros to
> the "dot notation" (if used with spaces). If you want to go with the
> other sorting I'd probably not use dots (slashes would be probably best)
> and I am not sure how to correctly express ranges in that notation. If
> you'd like to go without spaces, use slashes, i.e. 5/9/2008 -- 7/9/2008
> (I'm not sure if you can omit month/year).
> 
> But generally, in Czech Republic we are used to the little endian format
> with slight preference for points over slashes.
> 
> Martin
> 
> PS: don't take my word for granted, even though I am Czech I don't
> remember the exact typographic rules for writing dates and date ranges.

Slashes sound much more reasonable.  I just want to make sure whatever
we put in the banner is going to make sense to the European readers.
Does more of Europe use that formatting (5/9/2008 - 7/9/2008)?

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