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From: Eric S Fraga <ucecesf@ucl.ac.uk>
To: Stefan Vollmar <vollmar@nf.mpg.de>
Cc: Org Mode <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
Subject: Re: Arthur Dent born in May?
Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2009 11:23:41 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <873a9it3yq.wl%ucecesf@ucl.ac.uk> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <34B26037-8DFC-4F02-8850-9D5F27D048C7@nf.mpg.de>

At Tue, 30 Jun 2009 11:27:22 +0200,
Stefan Vollmar wrote:
> 
> Hello,
> 
> 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.

  reply	other threads:[~2009-06-30 10:24 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 [this message]
2009-06-30 10:48   ` Ian Barton
2009-06-30 11:04     ` Eric S Fraga

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