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When giving times and dates, such as for opening and closing times fo 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 format.
  
 
==Times==
 
==Times==
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*Decimals not used when not required, eg not 5:00PM.
 
*Decimals not used when not required, eg not 5:00PM.
*Where decimals are required, semicolon used as the separator, eg not 5.30PM or 5-30PM.
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*Where decimals are required, colon used as the separator, eg not 5.30PM or 5-30PM.
 
*Spaces and periods (fullstops) left out, eg not 10:30 A.M. – 5 P.M.
 
*Spaces and periods (fullstops) left out, eg not 10:30 A.M. – 5 P.M.
 
*12-hour format rather than 24-hour format, eg 5PM, not 1700.
 
*12-hour format rather than 24-hour format, eg 5PM, not 1700.

Revision as of 04:01, 27 December 2003

When giving times and dates, such as for opening and closing times of attractions, restaurants and bars, use the following format.

Times

Use the format of 10:30AM-5PM. It can be assumed that time is in the local timezone.

Note:

  • Decimals not used when not required, eg not 5:00PM.
  • Where decimals are required, colon used as the separator, eg not 5.30PM or 5-30PM.
  • Spaces and periods (fullstops) left out, eg not 10:30 A.M. – 5 P.M.
  • 12-hour format rather than 24-hour format, eg 5PM, not 1700.

Dates

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

Exceptions:

  • 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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