en_DK is truly the greatest locale out there.

For those who haven't heard of en_DK before, it's the "European English" (for want of a better description) locale.

It uses Commonwealth English (en_GB) for strings and ISO-14651-1 for collates.
Dates are in YYYY-MM-DD, time is in 24h HH:MM format, Monday is the first day of the week, comma is the decimal separator, currency is euro and standard paper size is A4.

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@erkin I have always assumed it was "en, as used in denmark", which makes little sense, when I used it.

@ng0 @erkin Is there a European standard way for grouping digits in large numbers, e.g. 1 234 567.8 for one million, two hundred thirty-four thousand, five hundred sixty-seven and eight tenths?

Here in Canada, we're supposed to use spaces to avoid confusion with French or English decimal markers. But actual use of spaces is very rare.


Turns out spaces as thousands separators is pretty popular with standards institutes.

Wiki sez: "[...] officially endorsed by SI/ISO 31-0 standard, as well as by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures and the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC), the American Medical Association's widely followed AMA Manual of Style, and the Metrication Board, among others."

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