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Chemlak
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Old October 14th, 2015, 03:01 PM
Except that RW (currently) only knows how to display a calendar based on the logic behind how those numbers/dates are calculated.

As far as RW is concerned DD/MM/YYYY and MM/DD/YYYY are two completely separate calendars. They may have identical cycles, and be absolutely in synchronisation with each other so that 14/10/2015 is the same as 10/14/2015, but RW sees them as completely separate calendars with a single reference time (probably 01/01/0001 00:00:00) in common.

Now, yes, it's absolutely possible to code RW to accept that it should display dates as DD/MM/YYYY instead of MM/DD/YYYY, but to do that the team would have to rebuild the calendar and tell it to display that way, and it would then affect every single RW user, including the developers (though they have other tools at their disposal) who chose to include the single default Gregorian calendar in US date format until custom calendars (which will let us do whatever we want with display formats because we will be able to tell the calendar that it should be displaying however we want it) are user-friendly enough to go live.

Basically, the feature you are asking for is custom calendars. Once custom calendars are live, you will be able to tell RW to display dates in whatever date format (calendar) you want, and not display others.

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