[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #55685: Date setting should have two more options: j.n.Y and d.m.Y

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Thu May 5 14:39:41 UTC 2022

#55685: Date setting should have two more options: j.n.Y and d.m.Y
 Reporter:  Daedalon            |      Owner:  (none)
     Type:  enhancement         |     Status:  new
 Priority:  normal              |  Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  General             |    Version:  5.9.3
 Severity:  normal              |   Keywords:
  Focuses:  ui, administration  |
 Everytime I set up a WordPress site, I have to consult the PHP date
 formatting rules to get the site to show dates in the way that is standard
 in much of Europe, Post-Soviet countries, and many other places: `j.n.Y`.
 That is, 31.12.2022 for the last day of this year, or 5.5.2022 for today,
 with no leading zeroes.

 This is a shortened way of the official `d.m.Y`, which shows 05.05.2022
 for today, with leading zeroes. Most of the time I see all types of
 organizations and individuals prefer the shorter version without leading
 zeroes, but this official notation has plenty of users as well.

 Both would be so helpful for so many users to have as one-click options in
 the site's General Settings page that I think it'd be great to add them

 **More info**



 Searching the latter page for "d.m" finds 36 countries where either of
 these formats is in widespread usage. The combined population of these
 countries is approx. a billion people (e.g. Russia, Germany, Ukraine,
 Turkey, Israel, Poland). In addition to these, the list shows approx. 100
 countries following the DMY order of date representation, without
 specifying the separators (dots "." or otherwise). The combined population
 in countries using j.n.Y or d.m.Y representations of dates might be well
 in excess of 1 billion people.

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