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Change the way dates are written?
Monica Eriksson
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Hi everybody!

How do I change how the dates are written? I use the Swedish language version, but the dates are weird, they change to the English way of writing them, no matter how i do.  If I write, for exemple, "28 december 2012" like we do in Swedish, the program change it to "Dec 28 2012", where it should be "28 dec 2012". It would be really good if you could choose yourself how you want the dates to be written, but I've not find a way to change that anywhere.

Does anybody know?

Kind regards,

Monica Eriksson

 

Monica Eriksson
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RE: Change the way dates are written?
Ian Bell
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Hi Monica,

Are you using the online version or FTB on its own? If you are using FTB you can set to read "dd/mm/yr" the way we do in Australia, but I think the online version uses the American way "mm/dd/yr", which, btw in my opinion, and I think a lot of others, is catering to the minority of users. From what I have seen in these forums over the years, most countries use the "dd/mm/yr" in one form or another. I think the developers should cater for EVERYONE, not only the users in USA, by changing the default to user setting.

This is a funny thing about MyHeritage, they develop the program in Israel, but use the American way of writing dates! These comments may offend Nth American users, but I stand by my comments. It is most concerning when you see dates like 11/12/2012 not knowing whether it is 11th December 2012 (which I would read it as) or 12 November 2012.

Ian Bell
Australia
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RE: Change the way dates are written? [2]
Rhianna W
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Hi Ian and Monica,

I checked the logic behind the date formats in the online family tree with the developers and I found that date formats go according to your language setting.

However, at this time, the online tree only supports US date formats when you're using the tree in English.

I immediately requested that the developers reconsider this practice and add support for UK English in order to allow the "day month year" date format.

I apologize for the inconvenience. We're doing some improvements on the family tree right now, so I'm going to try to get this pushed through quickly. I can't make promises, but I'll definitely try..... 

Rhianna W
Tel Aviv, Israel
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