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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Eyjan

The 'estimated launch' field in the incubator should specify what date format it uses

As an example, the Turkish for English course currently has an estimated launch of "3/8/15". Does this mean the 8th of March in the U.S. date format (MM/DD/YYYY) or is it the 3rd of August in the date format the rest of the world uses (DD/MM/YYYY)?

Using a simpler date format such as "March 8, 2015" might be easier.

February 22, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Utnapis

For a site like this, drawing users from around the world, it might be good to use an international standard, which is unambiguous and not specific to any particular region.

In the ISO date format the 8th of March this year would look like this: 2015-03-08

For more information: http://www.w3.org/QA/Tips/iso-date


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ezfe

This is good, but there is a better way IMHO. Filling it in with ISO 2015-03-08 and overwriting it with Javascript like so:

>var d = new Date('2015-03-08');

>d.toLocaleDateString()

<"March 8, 2015"

note: this is timezone aware


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/psionpete

Considering this is an American site I would guess that it is using the US format.

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