Bug 72383 - FORMATTING: date and time
Summary: FORMATTING: date and time
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Calc (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: Other Windows (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-12-06 06:03 UTC by Lu
Modified: 2015-04-01 14:52 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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screenshot of cell, input window & cell format (111.22 KB, image/jpeg)
2013-12-06 06:03 UTC, Lu

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Description Lu 2013-12-06 06:03:22 UTC
Created attachment 90338 [details]
screenshot of cell, input window & cell format

Build ID: 40b2d7fde7e8d2d7bc5a449dc65df4d08a7dd38

Not sure which version it started.  All spreadsheets I've tried have problems - mostly because time is linked to time of day cf stopwatch for science and sport.

Problem description: 
Enter date as DD/MM/YY, say 21/11/13, cell formatted to this, in input window after <return> appears as 13/11/21 with input window showing 11/13/2021 .  To get the right appearance in the cell in graph, I have to edit cell content to MM/DD/20YY

Steps to reproduce:
1. format cell DD/MM/YY....
2. type in e.g. 21/11/13....
3. ....

Current behavior:
Appears as 13/11/21

Expected behavior:
Expect 21/11/13
Operating System: Windows 7
Version: unspecified
Comment 1 m.a.riosv 2013-12-06 14:36:31 UTC
The language for cell format is English-US with a non US format code, so to me is fine to see the date in US format in edit bar.
Comment 2 Lu 2014-03-21 10:59:07 UTC
I've had the same problem but it was not consistent.  Now I make notes on the sheet saying what the numbers actually mean.

It is perhaps fine to see, however, I would expect to see whatever format I set not some default US format not matter how fine it is.  I sometimes wonder whether US natives are aware that there is a world outside of US :-).
Comment 3 m.a.riosv 2014-07-15 00:20:49 UTC
Have you tried changing the language for the cell? [Ctrl+1], numbers tab.
Comment 4 QA Administrators 2015-02-19 04:43:27 UTC
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Comment 5 QA Administrators 2015-04-01 14:52:34 UTC
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