better time format support in login screen

Bug #1624217 reported by Cheng-Chia Tseng on 2016-09-16
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Bug Description

After installing elementaryOS Loki in Chinese (Taiwan) language, I encountered 2 problems with the time format in the login screen. Please see the attached screen photo for details.

1. Chinese (Taiwan) locale uses "%p%l:%M" for 12hr format, but translators can only translate "%l:%M" and " %p" separately in Launchpad which cannot deal with the format we use. [1] The better way to do it is to let translators translate "%l:%M %p" as a whole not separately.

2. The time string in Chinese is cut in a small screen, the resolution is 1366x768. Please see the attachment.


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tags: added: i18n
Changed in pantheon-greeter:
status: New → Confirmed
assignee: nobody → Leonardo Lemos (leonardolemos)
importance: Undecided → Low
richo (richo67) wrote :

I am working in my environment to fix not only this issue but also 1639845. So far it seems to me that solution is in combination of proper positioning of label displaying time, formating of the time CSS (making font a bit smaller in apps.css as well as using time format %X.

I wonder how did you make the screen shot of the login screen?

Changed in pantheon-greeter:
milestone: none → juno-beta1
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Cody Garver (codygarver) on 2017-03-02
Changed in pantheon-greeter:
assignee: Leonardo Lemos (leonardolemos) → nobody
status: In Progress → Confirmed
Dave Thompson (dwt-h) wrote :

Happens for UK English as well; the date format remains as US.

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