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    timofcanada's Avatar
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    Question How to set various formats???

    Does anyone know how to set date formats, and other formats such as currency, numbers, and language?

    I have tried to find a Canadian date format. Apple mistakenly feels that we use the mm.dd.yyyy format similar to the USA. But, as a commonwealth county (1.85 billion people) we use the Commonwealth system. I have set my preferences to Australia in order to get the correct format, but then when I enter addresses, it assumes I am in Australia. Similarly I have not been able to find a telephone format that works. I prefer +1 51 44 88 88 36 but will settle with +1 514 488 88 36 if need be. Anything but the (514) 488-8836 layout that forces one to insert brackets and dashes (or hyphens).
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    Ipheuria's Avatar
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    I don't think you're going to find something so custom on the phone. You could find out if it's possible if the phone is JB but even then I don't know.
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    teryan2006's Avatar
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    Default Re: various formats

    Sadly there's no way to customize this, as in select specific formats for date and another format for phone numbers. But truthfully, living in Toronto, I see the mm-dd-yyyy format more often than the commonwealth system. Regarding brackets and dashes, I'm not really sure what you're talking about. I've never have to manually enter them. The OS automatically formats the numbers when you enter, and data detectors continue to work without the brackets or dashses.
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    flyingember's Avatar
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    I have never seen the phone format you want used in canada or the uk and I called the isle of man this week.

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