There are 7 names in this directory beginning with the letter F.
A Year 2000 conversion method that works by expanding the size of the date field; usually this means expanding a two-digit-year field to a four-digit-year field.
fix on failure
(FoF). A strategy for dealing with Y2K problems by assuming that some systems will fail, and planning to fix them on, or after, failure.
A method of indicating the century (high-order digits) of a two-digit-year based on a fixed pivot point, which allows for a certain window of time to be designated for each century. For example, if 1985 is the pivot point, years 85 through 99 would have a century value of 19, and 00 through 84 would have a century value of 20. See also sliding window.
Fix on Failure. A strategy for dealing with Y2K problems by assuming that some systems will fail, and planning to fix them on, or after, failure.
A format in which a year (such as 1995) is represented as four digits (1995). This format allows for dates to span more than one century (1900, 2000, etc.). For example, it can distinguish between 1995 and 2095. Computers and programs that use the four-digit-year format will have no Year 2000 problem.