is virtually possible, but some country have its own way to
express dates ( e.g. for U.S.A the day is in the middle 01/20/2017
) and inside each country there are people who want to month
expressed with 3 letters ( Jan, Feb, ecc ), with the number or with
the full name. Then there are people who want or not the time, some
uses PM/AM or the 24H format, maybe some want to have seconds or
the time zone...
It sounds easy but it's not, even if some of these problems can
be solved by reading the system preferences.
Never mind. A little coffee and concentration, and I figured
that out. I didn't realize I needed to activate the TE keyboard,
thus proving oncevagain the wisdom of that old saying, read the
Someone recommended a free basic app to me that adds various text editing shortcuts to Services. One is adding a date stamp to text and the shortcut is shift+cmd+] for long date or shift+cmd+[ for short date. Here is the link https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/wordservice/id899972312?mt=12, There are quite a few more shortcuts that appear quite handy.
@ Christian — Hit ⌥ (option) key to get alternate formats and you get YYYY-MM-DD with ⌥⇧⌘9 . This is great because my preference also is ISO 8601 format. I’d suggest the Bear team add this to Mac shortcuts - Bear - Faq and support
I have a question to the team. As of this writing at 2018-07-05T12:01+09:00, I get four alternate date/time formats below. What is the definition of the second and fourth format where time starts with 1212?
2018-07-05T1212:01 PM ⇦ looking strange
1212:01:00 PM ⇦ looking strange
I get the feeling it is meant to be something like 2018-07-05T12:01+0900 but with the code being OS region dependent in some way resulting in this funky hour format. Note that ISO 8601 is based on 24h notation without AM or PM.