copy2calendar's date and time recognition (parser)
At the core of copy2calendar is a recognition engine (parser) that automatically searches text for date and time information.
Recognized date and time formats
In addition to language independent (numeric only) formats, copy2calendar recognizes date and time specifications in the following 13 languages:
For each language, copy2calendar recognizes the following language dependent elements:
Date and time rangescopy2calendar’s parser recognizes single dates and times as well as date and dime ranges.
Relative date specifications
For each language selected in the Settings, the following date specifications are interpreted relative to today’s date:
NOTE! copy2calendar does not recognize relative date specifications that lie in the past (yesterday, ...)
Ambiguous date and time specifications
See Ambiguous Formats for information on how copy2calendar handles potentially ambiguous date and time information.
copy2calendar’s parser is designed to recognize date and time specifications in potentially all formats used. If you create calendar entries using type2calendar, you can prevent copy2calendar from bringing up a dialog box that would let you decide which ambiguous interpretation to use. With type2calendar, unambiguous date strings can be specified if you use these simple rules: