Months name in Japanese RRS feed

  • Question

  • Quick question for japanese developers: 



    property usually return me the abbreviated version of month names (... Jan for January, Feb for February and so on) but in japanese it return just the month number.

    Is it an acceptable form or I should try to fit the complete month name in the field?

    UI/Graphic designer. Flipclock app: http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/flip-clock/153a6058-b789-4a3b-a59c-3c6eae56068f

    Sunday, December 16, 2012 10:25 PM


  • As far as I know, abbreviations are not common in Asian languages. I don't know Japanese. But I do display date in my app with abbreviated month names. I did set the emulator to Japanese and adjusted the space to fit the month part displayed. I use the following code to display the today's date.

    return String.Format("{0:ddd} {1:dd}{2} {3:MMM}", today, today, s, today);

    where s is st / nd / rd / th


    • Marked as answer by PStamos Monday, December 17, 2012 4:50 PM
    Monday, December 17, 2012 4:22 PM