What I am doing is:
invoking a bash script that does the

git add ${i##$TXPATH/}/strings.xml

git commit --author="$AUTHOR" ${i##$TXPATH\/}/strings.xml -m "l10n: $LNAME update"

after a user confirmation.

IIUC setting LANGUAGE=en at the top of this script _did_ help.
So I run everything with german locale for reproducing this.

On 05.08.2012 22:47, Junio C Hamano wrote:
Christoph Miebach <christoph.mieb...@web.de> writes:

Running this commands locally (german locale) lead to some wrong dates
for the patches upstream.

git format-patch -o patches origin

What does "git show -s --pretty=fuller HEAD" give you at this point?
This is to check what kind of timestamps are stored in the original
commit objects.

See pretty_fuller.txt

And what does "grep '^Date: ' patches/0001-*" show you at this point?
This is to see if the problem is at the "format-patch" step.

See date_grep.txt

git send-email --compose --no-chain-reply-to --to s...@address.com
--suppress-cc=author patches/0001-l10n-Turkish-update.patch

And what does "grep '^Date: '" for the message that is received by
recipients show at this step?  They cannot be

The local
Date: Sat, 4 Aug 2012
       Wed, 8 Dec 2004

as these two do not even have times and zones.  It should read
something like

     Date: Sun, 05 Aug 2012 13:39:12 -0700

or something.

It was a complete line. I just did not copy all of it, for I thought I already pointed out the problem.

The recipient uses en_CA.UTF-8 and guesses:
Date: 12-08-05 06:10 PM
it is Y-M-D, but git thinks it's M-Y-D

Also "Date" on which message do you see your problem with?  The one
that is created with --compose?  Or the one that was originally
produced by format-patch and then sent?  Or both?

git log should show the translators name ($AUTHOR in the git commit line)

Sorry for the late (and probably still incomplete) reply. I can provide a complete example or send a patch to a dummy project if you prefer some time next week, I hope.



commit b6f59b4a61f1bd203bb0d449dabac7b16351e2e1
Author:     Christoph Miebach <christoph.mieb...@web.de>
AuthorDate: Mon Aug 6 00:07:54 2012 +0200
Commit:     Christoph Miebach <christoph.mieb...@web.de>
CommitDate: Mon Aug 6 00:07:54 2012 +0200

    l10n: German update
Date: Mon, 6 Aug 2012 00:07:54 +0200

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