What I'm getting now from \today is:

14th September 2018

How do I change it to:



I think that the easiest way is to redefine \today to print this:

  \ifcase\month \or Jan%
  \or Feb%
  \or Mar%
  \or Apr%
  \or May%
  \or Jun%
  \or Jul%
  \or Aug%
  \or Sep%
  \or Oct%
  \or Nov%
  \or Dec\fi-\number\year}%




For completeness, here is the output:

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    +1 but what's wrong with \usepackage[yyyymmdd]{datetime} ? – user121799 Sep 15 '18 at 2:27
  • +1 because you didn't use an external package. :) – manooooh Sep 15 '18 at 2:41
  • @marmot I guess it’s all a question of what you know:) – Andrew Sep 15 '18 at 11:25

Here's how to do it with datetime2 and datetime2-english:




This produces:


You can replace en-GB with any of the other English localisation styles that uses a day month year format. For example:



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