Re: Dates and times in Icedove
On Wed, Apr 25, 2007 at 19:08:35 +0200, Joe Hart wrote:
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> John Hasler wrote:
> > Ken writes:
> >> Is there a way to set date and formats user-wide, even system-wide?
> > man locale
> locale doesn't seem to have an effect for Icedove. My system date today
> is 25/04/2007, but Icedove shows it as 4/25/2007, which tells me that
> because I use a US English version of IceDove, it uses it's own settings.
Does it make a difference if you start icedove by clicking on an icon or
from a terminal? If you define your LANG and LC_* in bashrc then these
settings are not necessarily used for things that don't involve bash.
I use LANG=en_US.UTF-8 and LC_TIME=en_GB.UTF-8 and icedove displays the
dates nicely in British style ("24/04/07 19:37").
You can also switch every time you call icedove, e.g.
$ LC_TIME=en_US.UTF-8 icedove
results in "04/24/2007 07:37 PM"
$ LC_TIME=de_DE.UTF-8 icedove
results in "24.04.2007 19:37"
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