Hi all :) Since Evolution uses gettext to get the appropriate format strings for "strftime", no matter what you say on your LC_TIME, you only get the date and time information properly formatted for your language if you set LANG (or LANGUAGE).
While this may not be a bad behaviour, it makes impossible to have a fine grained locale. That is, you want the data handled by apps in the format appropriate for your language, but you want the messages (and menus, etc.) in English. This is more common that it may appear due to the fact that many translations are incomplete, weird or plainly incorrect. In my case, for example, I have all locale categories set to es_ES.UTF-8 *except* for LC_MESSAGES (I want my messages in English) and LC_NUMERIC (being a programmer, I'm more familiar with floating point numbers in English than in Spanish!). Sometimes, I even use LC_COLLATE=C. I don't think I'm the only one out there that needs a fine grained locale, and most applications I use everyday use the appropriate LC_ category for the information they are handled. Even if I am the only one with this problem ;), I don't think that using gettext for the date and time format strings is the correct way of doing this, given that strftime already has "%x" and "%X", which presents information according to locale. If portability is a problem when using "%x" and "%X", there's even a better solution, which is letting the user choose which format he wants for dates. In a PIM, this is better than using the locale format, because at times is best to present the year first, etc. I'm not sure about which solution is best, and probably the "%x" solution is easier and will do the right job. If that's the case, I can try to change the sources so strftime uses "%x" and not hardcoded combinations of "%d" and "%m". Thanks a lot for Evolution! Raúl "DervishD" Núñez de Arenas Coronado -- Linux Registered User 88736 | http://www.dervishd.net It's my PC and I'll cry if I want to... RAmen! We are waiting for 13 Feb 2009 23:31:30 +0000 ... _______________________________________________ Evolution-hackers mailing list Evolutionfirstname.lastname@example.org http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/evolution-hackers