I have found questions where \today has been edited – but in such a way which I do not want to have. Yet, I do not know how to programme it.

If I write \today, I do not want to see something like this:

December 2, 2017

I would like to see something like this:

2nd December 2017

Note that this date format should be able to distinguish between 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, etc.

The package nth with \nth{} might be useful.

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With datetime2 and datetime2-english:


2nd December 2017

  • Is there a french version like fr-FR somewhere? With overleaf.com, it doesn't exist.
    – pzorba75
    Dec 2, 2017 at 18:21
  • @pzorba75 The French version is provided with datetime2-french. I think there's just the regionless french support with that. Dec 2, 2017 at 19:51

The following does what you want



    \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
    \number \year

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Here is an example, how to format the date according your needs. This snippet is adapted from this question.


\newdateformat{mydate}{\twodigit{\THEDAY}{ }[\THEMONTH], \THEYEAR}




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