# Bug Tracker

ID: 22 🔗 Closed (Fixed) datetime 2.58 2013-03-19 08:17:14 Spurious spaces with some babel languages

## Report

While "UKenglish" or "british" are current babel language, displayed dates contain spurious spaces. Moreover, only short dates are displayed with american, canadian, australian, newzealand babel languages, regardless the default "long" datetime option

### MWE

\listfiles{}

\usepackage{babel}
\usepackage{datetime}
\newcommand{\displayeddate}[1]{%
\selectlanguage{#1}
\today: today in #1.\par
}
\begin{document}
\displayeddate{british}
\displayeddate{UKenglish}
\displayeddate{english}
\displayeddate{USenglish}
\displayeddate{american}
\displayeddate{australian}
\displayeddate{newzealand}
\end{document}


## Evaluation

The short dates issue should now be fixed in datetime v2.59. The spurious spaces seem to stem from \ordinalnum which is defined by the fmtcount package. So that seems to be a bug in fmtcount rather than datetime.

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