Re: Dates and their formats

Damon Chaplin wrote:
> Rob Brown-Bayliss wrote:
> >
> > Hi all, is there a way to change from the backwards american date format
> > for GNOME?
> >
> > It's just something I noticed today when playing with a calendar widget
> > in Glade.  Here in NEw Zealand we use the British date system, where we
> > list the Day, then Month and year so tody would be 9/4/2000 but the
> > amrican dates (4/9/2000) make me think it's the 4 of September.
> >
> > Is there a Global Gnome variable I can set, or is this a general
> > Linux/Unix thing I should set?
> Unfortunately it is currently hard-coded in gnome-dateedit.c
> It would be easy to set the string, using strftime with "%x" as the format.
> Converting from a string back to a date (in gnome_date_edit_get_date) is
> a bit harder. A comment mentions trying strptime, though I'm not sure that's
> portable. Maybe using g_date_set_parse() from GDate (in glib) would be OK.

I submitted some patches to the list that uses the g_date functions in
glib to replace the routines that were being used, and that should solve 
your i18n problems, or at least them to a common area (glib).

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