Ubatime

Ubatime Calendar and Time


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Global Time Current Month

Local Time Current Month

Summary

Ubatime is a calendar and time measuring alternative to the Gregorian Calendar and 24:60:60 time with the following general properties:

Consider the time of April 1, 2005 5:00 AM UTC. This corresponds to the Ubatime of Tingo, 2005-100-Mae-09-Ba-21 20-832 UBAG. Using an example loon offset of -32, the corresponding Local Time is Thursday, Venba, 2005:099:Mae:08:Be:20 88:832 UBAL. Typically some portions of the time are omitted to reduce clutter, such as Tingo, 2005-Mae-09 UBAG, 2005-100 20-832 UBAG, Ba-21 20 UBAG, Thursday, 2005:099:Be:20 88:832 UBAT-32, 099 UBAL, or any of numerous other variations. A dash is used to separate values in Global Time while a colon is used for Local Time. In summary, the full pattern is:

  1. Week day for the monthly calendar. This is only included for Local Time since Global Time does not include week day names for the montly calendar. This is separated from the remaining portion of the notation using a comma.
  2. Week day for the seasonal calendar. This is separated from the remaining portion of the notation using a comma.
  3. The year. This is written using four digits, except for years outside the range, [-9999, 9999] where more digits are necessary.
  4. The day of the year. This is written using three digits.
  5. The season of the seasonal calendar.
  6. The day of the season of the seasonal calendar. This is written using two digits. Usually the season is also included to distinguish it from the day of the month of the monthly calendar.
  7. The month of the monthly calendar.
  8. The day of the month of the monthly calendar. This is written using two digits. Usually the month is also included to distinguish it from the day of the season of the seasonal calendar.
  9. The goon or loon number. This is written using two digits and is separated from the preceeding portion of the notation using a space.
  10. The nok. This is written using three digits.
  11. The suffix indicating it is Ubatime. The suffix for Global Time is UBAG while the suffix for Local Time is UBAL. Alternatively, a more generic suffix of UBAT can be used to refer to either Global Time or Local Time. UBAT can also be suffixed with a loon offset value to refer to Local Time of a specific loon offset, such as UBAT-32. This suffix is separated from the preceeding portion of the notation using a space.

Normally, a lone three-digit value refers to a day of year instead of a nok. For example, 100 UBAG refers to day 100 of the year instead of nok 100. Similarly, a lone two-digit value normally refers to the goon or loon number instead of the day of the season or month.

For months that span across two years, the names, Lo, Ko, Lu, and Ke, are normally used in favor of Jo and Je to avoid ambiguity. For example, 2005-Jo-18 UBAG can refer to either 2005-Lo-18 UBAG or 2005-Ko-18 UBAG.

This web site is designed in the English language, but other language versions are in development as well. Although the English language version is most reliable, an effort is being made to improve the quality of the translations into other languages. Individuals who are interested in helping with translations to other languages, or contributing in other ways, may do so by joining the group http://groups.google.com/group/ubatime.

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