Hi,

Apart from this, the date formats also needs to be standardised.
In India, we use dd/mm/yy as default. Whereas most editors outside
India (but editing Indian languages wiki) use mm/dd/yy format. This
cause huge confusions. eg. 09/10/14 is 09 Oct 14 or 10 Sep 14. A
simpler and better way could be to standardise the display on the
pages to dd-mmm-yyyy date formats and hh:mm:ss am/pm local timezone.
This could be same for any IP based editing but at the same time,
logged in users should have their own preferences in their settings.

Not sure how much this is already implemented. If not done earlier,
could be taken up for implementation.
Regards
-Sudhanwa


On Thu, Oct 9, 2014 at 3:55 PM, Amir E. Aharoni
<amir.ahar...@mail.huji.ac.il> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Some Wikimedia projects in languages of India have Indian time defined as
> the default time zone. Some don't. For precise info see:
> http://noc.wikimedia.org/conf/highlight.php?file=InitialiseSettings.php
>
> Search that file for wgLocaltimezone. You'll see that some projects have
> "Asia/Kolkata" as the timezone, for example guwiki (Gujarati Wikipedia), but
> some don't appear at all, which means that their default timezone is UTC. So
> for example if one goes to recent changes on the Assamese Wikisource, then
> the times will show by default in IST, but on Assamese Wikipedia it will be
> UTC.
>
> I guess that at least some of the projects will want to switch to the
> timezone of India. It's easy to do - a line for each project needs to be
> added for each site, but this should come in as requests from each site's
> community.
>
> If you have a few minutes, please check whether your favorite Wikimedia uses
> the appropriate default time zone. If it doesn't, please bring this up for
> community discussion, and if the community agrees, please request to change
> it in Bugzilla (or just submit a patch directly to Gerrit).
>
> If you need any technical explanation (for example, if you have no idea how
> to work with Bugzilla and Gerrit), I am available for questions.
>
> Thank you!
>
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