Re: Locale and date/time settings
On Mon, Oct 07, 2002 at 11:06:31AM -0400, David P James wrote:
> Osamu Aoki was roused into action on 07.10.2002 03:29 and wrote:
> > $ LC_TIME=ja_JP ls -l
> > drwxr-xr-x 4 nospam nospam 4096 2002-08-29 10:28 zlib-1.1.4
> > ...
> > You need to generate ja_JP locale, though.
> I did this, and the right format is used, but unfortunately the '-'s
> were replaced by other characters. This is somewhat frustrating; for
> starters, why is the default date format on the 'internationalist'
> Debian OS the illogical US standard?
There's nothing we can do about it: it's how the C locale is defined.
> And second, why is there no easy-to-use ISO format date? Right now I'm
> using the German standard, which is better than what I had, but still
> not what I want.
There's en_DK, which despite being a "joke invention"
(http://www.xfree86.org/pipermail/i18n/2001-April/001727.html) seems to
produce what you want.
Colin Watson [firstname.lastname@example.org]