How do I write dates in Roman numerals?

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Chris Tsao:
1999 = MCMXCIX
14 = XII

Are you supposed to write dates in Roman numerals in the same order that you write the day, year and month in America (month, date and the year) or are you supposed to do it like it's done in England (year, month and then the day)?
In other words, how would I write January 14, 1999 in Roman numerals? Like this: January XII MCMXCIX, or like this: MCMXCIX January XII or both or some other way? Thanks again.
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Anonymous:
UsenetIn other words, how would I write January 14, 1999 in Roman numerals?
I've never seen anything but the year written in Roman numerals. If you need to write the complete date don't use Roman numerals at all.
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Odysseus:
[nq:1]1999 = MCMXCIX 14 = XII[/nq]
Not normally: write "XIV" unless you're aiming for an especially quaintly-archaistic effect. A mediaeval accountant might write "xiiij".

Odysseus
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Anonymous:
As an aside, 14 is XIV, not XII -- that's 12.

EDIT: Sorry - I took so long to hit "post" that I become redundant.
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Dr Peter Young:
[nq:1]1999 = MCMXCIX 14 = XII Are you supposed to write dates in Roman numerals in the same order that ... numerals? Like this: January XII MCMXCIX, or like this: MCMXCIX January XII or both or some other way? Thanks again.[/nq]
There used to be a custom, which my mother (born 1911) used to follow, of writing dates in lower-case Roman numerals, Today (BrE date format) would be xiv.ii.mmx
With best wishes,
Peter.

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Athel Cornish-Bowden:
[nq:2]1999 = MCMXCIX 14 = XII Are you supposed to ... January XII or both or some other way? Thanks again.[/nq]
Didn't the BBC date programmes made in 1999 as IMM, or am I dreaming? Some time in the 1970s they stopped putting, say, 1975 in favour of MCMLXV. It was obviously to make it less obvious to the public how many repeats they were showing, but they offered some utterly spurious reason.
[nq:1]There used to be a custom, which my mother (born 1911) used to follow, of writing dates in lower-case Roman numerals, Today (BrE date format) would be xiv.ii.mmx[/nq]
I've never seen that, but I sometimes use lower-case Roman numerals for the month, as in 14.ii.2010. Usually, though, I write it in full: 14 February 2010.

athel
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Ian Jackson:
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[nq:2]I am going for the mediaeval effect. I thought it might be amusing sending people letters and stuff dated with roman numerals.[/nq]
[nq:1]affect, i mean[/nq]
No, you didn't.
You were right the first time (I think!).

Ian
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Patok:
[nq:2]There used to be a custom, which my mother (born ... lower-case Roman numerals, Today (BrE date format) would be xiv.ii.mmx[/nq]
[nq:1]I've never seen that, but I sometimes use lower-case Roman numerals for the month, as in 14.ii.2010. Usually, though, I write it in full: 14 February 2010.[/nq]
The official way of writing dates in parts of Eastern Europe (the parts I know of were Bulgaria and the Soviet Union) was very similar - the month was in Roman numerals. Today's date would be written as
14.II.2010. All official documentation (both hand-written and typed) hadthe dates in that format. That's the only way I ever remember writing dates, and there was a curious trick for hand-writing the roman portion too. One did not write the individual letters completely - the II would be written out as two vertical strokes, >>, and then one horizontal line would be placed above, and another one below below the entire roman numeral group, making it visually a single glyph.

You'd be crazy to e-mail me with the crazy. But leave the div alone.
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Ian Jackson:
[nq:2]I've never seen that, but I sometimes use lower-case Roman ... Usually, though, I write it in full: 14 February 2010.[/nq]
[nq:1]The official way of writing dates in parts of Eastern Europe (the parts I know of were Bulgaria and the ... would be placed above, and another one below below the entire roman numeral group, making it visually a single glyph.[/nq]
I think that's how most people write Roman numerals - write all the letters, then draw a bar above and below.

Ian
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