The formatting of dates largely depends on whether or not the date is being presented interally or externally and the language being used.
When a date is presented externally (e.g. in myPass) the format of a date is dependent on the language being presented, but should always be displayed on a single line; the date cannot be separated onto multiple lines. This includes any prefixes considered to be part of the date (i.e. ‘le’).
When presented in English, the preferred format for a date is:
mmmm dd, YYYY
If space is an issue (or the date is being presented next to a label, the date should be formatted as:
DD MMM YYYY
Note: The Month (MMM) is in all uppercase
When presented in French, the preferred format for a date is:
d mmmmm yyyy
|Formatting Rule||Correct Formatting||Incorrect Formatting|
|Months are always displayed in the long format and are always displayed in all lowercases||6 octobre 2014||
6 Octobre 2014
|For the 1st day of the month, a superscript er should appear after the number 1||1ᵉʳ octobre 2014||
1 octobre 2014
|Single digit days should not be padded||6 octobre 2014||06 octobre 2014|
When a date is presented internally (e.g. in PASIprep) the date should be formatted as: