Re: military time terminology

Subject: Re: military time terminology
From: "Peter Ring, PRC" <prc -at- PIP -dot- DKNET -dot- DK>
Date: Mon, 20 Jan 1997 08:41:37 +1

On Wed, 15 Jan 1997 11:05:31 -0600, Mitch Berg wrote:

>In Europe, where they frequently use 24-hour time, they'll throw in a
>comma:
> Midnight 00:00
> 9:45 PM 22:45
>(...or is it a period? It's been 12 years since I was there...)

It depends on the country. In some countries like Denmark, it is most
common to write 10:45 p.m. as 22.45. In other countries like Sweden,
it is normally written 22:45. But we won't be confused if written
with : instead of . or vice versa. Commas can not be used for
hour:minute in the non-English languages, because 22,45 means 22
45/100 as we use comma as decimal point.

Greetings from Denmark

Peter Ring
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