[OS X TeX] epstopdf

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Wed Sep 28 19:49:10 CEST 2005

Am 28.09.2005 um 19:18 schrieb Adam Maxwell:

> Just out of curiosity, why do you classify this as proprietary?  Don't 
> tell me I need to license my date formats now...

Because it's some national style, restricted to some small part(s) of 
earth, a few (million) people.

>> Isn't ISO 8601 enough for you too? 2005-09-28: isn't this really clear
>> for everyone who learned to interpret Arabic numbers?
> How is 2005/09/09 any less ambiguous than 2005-09-09?  Not to put 
> words in Schremmer's mouth, but for my own files, it's more important 
> to name them in a way that's meaningful to me, regardless of ISO.  
> This is the reason we have localized date settings.

This one ISO format first lists the number of the year, than that of 
the month in this year, and finally the number of that day in the month 
given before. It can easily be used to sort by date because in this 
format the dates sort as in an ASCII or another encoding of this date's 
value. 2005/09/11 is once meant to describe a day in September some 
weeks ago, another time another day in coming November. And it could be 
meant as a call for help from U.S. American police.
Your example is very bad! A better example would have beee 11/11/11! 
(In Germany it's very meaningful!)



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