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From: Ian Barton <lists@manor-farm.org>
To: Org Mode <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
Subject: Re: Arthur Dent born in May?
Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2009 11:48:04 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <4A49ED64.4090706@manor-farm.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <873a9it3yq.wl%ucecesf@ucl.ac.uk>

>> this might be an important glitch in org-mode's documentation:
>>
>> %%(diary-anniversary 14 5 1956) Arthur Dent is %d years old
>>
>> probably should read
>>
>> %%(diary-anniversary 05 14 1956) Arthur Dent is %d years old
>>
>> if Douglas Adams had May in mind for Mr Dent.
>>
>> So according to the Emacs documentation the format is "month day year"
>> which feels distinctly alien to me (I am used to "day month year"). Is
>> there another way to have the same functionality with a different date
>> format?
> 
> The format of dates in Emacs' Diary is controlled by diary-date-forms
> which you can customise if you wish.  There are pre-defined forms for
> european, american and iso-date.  Type 
> 
> C-h v diary-date-forms 
> 
> for full help.
>

You can just put (european-calendar) in your .emacs to get dates in the 
"proper" format (customize will do the same thing).

Ian.

  reply	other threads:[~2009-06-30 10:48 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2009-06-30  9:27 Stefan Vollmar
2009-06-30 10:23 ` Eric S Fraga
2009-06-30 10:48   ` Ian Barton [this message]
2009-06-30 11:04     ` Eric S Fraga

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