What is the best way to write out a date range in German?
For example, something takes place on
05. September 2015 which is how I've come accustomed to seeing it in Germany. I'm not sure as to why the point is used after the number? When writing out a date range, my colleague sent me this:
05.–30. September 2015
Why do we use the points? Typographically it looks redundant. Just want to know the reasoning as
05–30 September 2015 looks cleaner, but not sure how to present this to my German native colleagues who are stern about this topic.