GTG date format should follow locale

Bug #515042 reported by Luca Invernizzi on 2010-01-31
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Getting Things GNOME!
Izidor Matušov

Bug Description

Robert Zelnik wrote:

"Hi, thanks for GTG, it's great. I would suggest to incorporate a date formatting preference set by the user, or, even better, to follow the user's locale settings.

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Changed in gtg:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
milestone: none → 0.3
Paul Natsuo Kishimoto (khaeru) wrote :

I don't think it's possible to follow the user's locale setting, because there is no unambiguous 1:1 mapping between locales and date formats. For example, read the first paragraph under the subheading "Date" at

Another reference is the gedit "Date" plugin, code for which is here:
...they seem to provide a number of options in a drop-down, and default to ISO 8601.

tags: added: prefs-dialog
Luca Invernizzi (invernizzi) wrote :

We could just follow the same format as the command date +"%c", which writes the date in "current locale".

Paul > this should not be a "per application" setting. There's a setting (LC_DATE ?) that give the current date locale. In GNOME, each application should follow system settings and not allow the user to have to set his setting for each application.

 "locale" is not only about the country or the language. It also defines stuffs like currency and date format.

Paul Natsuo Kishimoto (khaeru) wrote :

It's wrong in my case :( — see bug #517397. But yes, you are right:

import locale, time
locale.setlocale(locale.LC_TIME, '')
print time.strftime('%x')

description: updated
Luca Invernizzi (invernizzi) wrote :

if you just want the format string, you can use print locale.nl_langinfo(locale.D_FMT)

Luca Invernizzi (invernizzi) wrote :

Now dates are in locale's format in the TaskBrowser

Changed in gtg:
status: Confirmed → In Progress
tags: removed: prefs-dialog

Is this bug currently fixed in Trunk? If yes, who fixed that?

Changed in gtg:
status: In Progress → Incomplete
Izidor Matušov (izidor) wrote :

I can confirm this is fixed (touch that code during the merge of new date class, rev 1089)

Changed in gtg:
assignee: nobody → Izidor Matušov (izidor)
status: Incomplete → Fix Committed
Changed in gtg:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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