I use UKenglish package. And the \date command produces the date like so: 10th October 2011. But I want just 10 October 2011; th should be omitted. How can this be done? I tried using datetime package. But couldn't eliminate th in the date.


The isodate package allows for various formatting of language-specific dates. The command \cleanlookdateon removes the ordinal numbering of the day and simply prints it as a numeric:

\usepackage[UKenglish]{babel}% http://ctan.org/pkg/babel
\usepackage[UKenglish]{isodate}% http://ctan.org/pkg/isodate
Original date format: \today \par
\cleanlookdateon% Remove ordinal day reference
Modified date format: \today

Modified UK date

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    What about other languages? – The Student Dec 8 '12 at 23:43
  • @TomBrito: See How to generate the date in Portuguese? – Werner Dec 9 '12 at 7:49
  • I am trying to simply change the / for . in the date format. I use \usepackage[num,german]{isodate} and \isodash{.} but the output of \today is still 28/12/2013. Why? All this in a scrlttr2 using \usepackage[LGR,T1]{fontenc}, \usepackage[latin9]{inputenc} and \usepackage{babel} if that information is important. – Nikos Alexandris Dec 28 '13 at 12:20
  • I see that I was confused above. I now don't use isodash{} as I don't ask for an ISO format. However, I can't make it work (any change) for example with \numdate\today when I previously set, for example, \daymonthsepgerman{$\cdot$}%. Any hints? – Nikos Alexandris Dec 28 '13 at 12:34
  • Well, I forgot to add the "german" option for scrlttr2 :-). It now works. – Nikos Alexandris Dec 28 '13 at 13:04

With the datetime package this could be done like this:






and the result is:

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Write this after loading babel:

 \ifcase \month \or January\or February\or March\or April\or May\or June\or
   July\or August\or September\or October\or November\or December\fi\space

Another way is to use the datetime package:


\newdateformat{dateUKenglish}{\THEDAY~\monthname[\THEMONTH] \THEYEAR}

Undefining \dateUKenglish is necessary in order to redefine it with \newdateformat.

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