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When giving times and dates, such as for opening and closing times of attractions, restaurants and bars, use the following format.
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When giving times and dates, such as for opening and closing times of attractions, restaurants and bars, use the following formats:-
  
 
==Times==
 
==Times==
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Use the 24 hour clock eg: '''10:30-17:00'''<br />
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It can be assumed that times are given for the local time zone.
  
Use the format of 10:30AM-5PM. It can be assumed that time is in the local timezone.
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In 24-hour format, always show minutes using a colon as the separator; eg: '''17:00,''' not 17.00 nor 17-00 and not just 17 and never 17:0.<br />
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Where an establishment does not close on a particular day or range of days, instead of showing 00:00-24:00 you can write '''24 hours'''; if the establishment doesn't close all week: '''24/7'''
  
Use noon and midnight, not 12AM or 12PM.
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===AM/PM alternative===
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For articles about topics where the AM/PM system (or 12-hour format) is prevalent, the following format can be used as an alternative: 10:30AM-5PM.  
  
Note:
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Choose to deviate from our standard, 24 hour format only to follow predominant local usage. Ask yourself: which format will visitors see in newspapers, on shop doors, and on train schedules?
  
*Decimals not used when not required, eg 5PM, not 5:00PM.
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*In this alternative AM/PM system, use "noon" and "midnight", not 12AM and 12PM.
*Where decimals are required, use a colon as the separator, eg 5:30PM, not 5.30PM or 5-30PM.
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*In this alternative 12-hour format, minutes are not shown when not required, eg: 5PM, not 5:00PM.
*Spaces and periods (fullstops) should be left out, eg 10:30AM-5PM, not 10:30 A.M. – 5 P.M.
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*Spaces and periods (full stops) should be left out, eg: 10:30AM-5PM, not 10:30 A.M. – 5 P.M.
*Spaces should be left out for noon and midnight too, eg 10AM-noon.
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*Spaces should be left out for noon and midnight too, eg: 10AM-noon.
*12-hour format rather than 24-hour format, eg 5PM, not 17:00.
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==Days of the Week==
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==Days of the week==
 
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Abbreviate to the minimum number of letters, ie: '''M Tu W Th F Sa Su'''.
Abbreviate to three letters, ie Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
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Note:
 
Note:
*Spell out when it is part of a named day, eg Good Friday, Fat Tuesday
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*Spell out when it is part of a named day, eg: Good Friday, Fat Tuesday.
*If it looks odd or ambiguous in a particular context, spell it out
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*If it looks odd or ambiguous in a particular context, spell it out.
*Spaces should be left out, eg "Mon-Fri" not "Mon - Fri" or "Mon thru Fri"
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*Spaces should be left out, eg: M-F not M - F or M thru F.
*For consistency/clarity, include the dash for consecutive pairs of days, eg "Sat-Sun" not "Sat Sun"
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*Leave the dash out for a pair of days, eg: Sa Su not Sa-Su.
*When combining days with time, put the days first, eg Mon-Fri 10AM-2PM rather than 10AM-2PM Mon-Fri
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*When combining days with time, put the days first, e.g., M-F 10:00-14:00 rather than 10:00-14:00 M-F.
*For all seven days, use "daily" - do not use "every day" or "Su-Sa"
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*For all seven days, use "daily". Do not use "every day" or "Su-Sa".
  
 
==Dates==
 
==Dates==
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Use the date format of '''dd mm yyyy''', eg: 10 Jan 2003.
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Abbreviate months to three letters, ie: '''Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec''', especially in listings, but
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* If it looks odd or ambiguous in a particular context, spell it out.
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* Avoid using dates such as 10/1/03, 10-1-03 or 10/1/2003 as this can mean 10 Jan 2003 or 1 Oct 2003 to different people.
  
Use the date format of 10 Jan 2003.
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==Duration==
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* Year or years: '''yr'''
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* Week or weeks: '''wk'''
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* Hour or hours: '''hr'''
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* Minutes: '''min'''
  
Abbreviate months to three letters, ie Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec.
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==See also ==
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* [[Wikitravel:When to use dates]]
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* [[Wikitravel:Abbreviations]]
  
All numeric dates can be misinterpreted. Avoid using dates of the form 10/1/03. This example would mean 10 Jan 2003 or 1 Oct 2003 to different people.
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Revision as of 08:28, 27 January 2013

When giving times and dates, such as for opening and closing times of attractions, restaurants and bars, use the following formats:-

Contents

Times

Use the 24 hour clock eg: 10:30-17:00
It can be assumed that times are given for the local time zone.

In 24-hour format, always show minutes using a colon as the separator; eg: 17:00, not 17.00 nor 17-00 and not just 17 and never 17:0.
Where an establishment does not close on a particular day or range of days, instead of showing 00:00-24:00 you can write 24 hours; if the establishment doesn't close all week: 24/7

AM/PM alternative

For articles about topics where the AM/PM system (or 12-hour format) is prevalent, the following format can be used as an alternative: 10:30AM-5PM.

Choose to deviate from our standard, 24 hour format only to follow predominant local usage. Ask yourself: which format will visitors see in newspapers, on shop doors, and on train schedules?

  • In this alternative AM/PM system, use "noon" and "midnight", not 12AM and 12PM.
  • In this alternative 12-hour format, minutes are not shown when not required, eg: 5PM, not 5:00PM.
  • Spaces and periods (full stops) should be left out, eg: 10:30AM-5PM, not 10:30 A.M. – 5 P.M.
  • Spaces should be left out for noon and midnight too, eg: 10AM-noon.

Days of the week

Abbreviate to the minimum number of letters, ie: M Tu W Th F Sa Su.

Note:

  • Spell out when it is part of a named day, eg: Good Friday, Fat Tuesday.
  • If it looks odd or ambiguous in a particular context, spell it out.
  • Spaces should be left out, eg: M-F not M - F or M thru F.
  • Leave the dash out for a pair of days, eg: Sa Su not Sa-Su.
  • When combining days with time, put the days first, e.g., M-F 10:00-14:00 rather than 10:00-14:00 M-F.
  • For all seven days, use "daily". Do not use "every day" or "Su-Sa".

Dates

Use the date format of dd mm yyyy, eg: 10 Jan 2003.

Abbreviate months to three letters, ie: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec, especially in listings, but

  • If it looks odd or ambiguous in a particular context, spell it out.
  • Avoid using dates such as 10/1/03, 10-1-03 or 10/1/2003 as this can mean 10 Jan 2003 or 1 Oct 2003 to different people.

Duration

  • Year or years: yr
  • Week or weeks: wk
  • Hour or hours: hr
  • Minutes: min

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