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Date formats and parsing rules
Besides exact dates, Gramps recognizes many date types that are not regular: before, after, about, ranges and spans. It also understands the quality: estimated or calculated. Finally, it supports partial dates and many alternative calendars. Below is the list of date entry rules to allow precise date parsing.
{{man note|1=Date parsing rules |2=The list only applies to the English version of Gramps. If you are using localized version of Gramps, your version may or may not provide a localized date parser. A list of the 31 available localized parsers can be found on the [[Handler List]] some existing Date Handlers are available for French, German, Russian, Finnish, Dutch, Spanish, Slovak and Swedish languages.<br>If the localized parser is available for your version, chances are that other rules are in effect. If there is no manual in your language yet, you may try following your instincts and try the common ways of denoting dates in your language. If all else fails, use the {{man label|Date selection}} dialog described above. The date that the dialog generates will show how the localized parser expects the different Date Quality and Type values to be typed.}}
Regular single dates can be entered just as you would write them. And typing a slash after the year followed by a value 1 year later creates a Julian dual dated entry.
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