Date in top right of screen displays as "Sun Mar 27 2016" rather than "Sun 27 Mar 2016"

Bug #1562506 reported by Simon Morgan
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu Translations
Medium
Ubuntu English (United Kingdom) Translators

Bug Description

When the UK regional format is set system-wide with day, date, month and year all displayed in the top right of the screen, the 'date' and 'month' fields are displayed in the reverse order in the US style. If the 'year' field is not selected, the order reverts to the correct style for UK.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 15.10
Package: language-selector-gnome 0.151
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.2.0-34.39-generic 4.2.8-ckt4
Uname: Linux 4.2.0-34-generic i686
NonfreeKernelModules: wl
ApportVersion: 2.19.1-0ubuntu5
Architecture: i386
CurrentDesktop: Unity
Date: Sun Mar 27 13:28:31 2016
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/gnome-language-selector
InstallationDate: Installed on 2016-03-13 (13 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 15.10 "Wily Werewolf" - Release i386 (20151021)
InterpreterPath: /usr/bin/python3.4
PackageArchitecture: all
ProcEnviron:
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 SHELL=/bin/bash
 LANG=en_GB.UTF-8
 XDG_RUNTIME_DIR=<set>
 LANGUAGE=en_GB:en
SourcePackage: language-selector
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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Simon Morgan (s-f-morgan) wrote :
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Gunnar Hjalmarsson (gunnarhj) wrote :

I think the order is controlled by the British translation of indicator-datetime.

https://translations.launchpad.net/ubuntu/xenial/+source/indicator-datetime/+pots/indicator-datetime/en_GB/5/+translate

affects: language-selector (Ubuntu) → ubuntu-translations
Changed in ubuntu-translations:
assignee: nobody → Ubuntu English (United Kingdom) Translators (ubuntu-l10n-en-gb)
importance: Undecided → Medium
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Simon Morgan (s-f-morgan) wrote :

I'm pointing out an inconsistency in the UK date format, depending on whether the 'Year' check-box is checked in the 'Time & Date' window.

In this screenshot the 'Year' check-box is not checked, and the date in the top right corner is in the UK format (Day, Date, Month) as indicated in the example in the 'Language Support' window.

In the next screenshot the 'Year' check-box is checked, and the date in the top right corner is in the US format (Day, Month, Date, Year), inconsistent with the example in the 'Language Support' window.

Adding the 'Year' field to the date format seems to change the order of the 'Date' and 'Month' fields. This shouldn't happen, should it?

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Simon Morgan (s-f-morgan) wrote :

The second screenshot

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Gunnar Hjalmarsson (gunnarhj) wrote :

I understood that, Simon, and a correction of the British 'translation' I pointed at will most likely fix it (haven't tested, though). Someone in <https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-l10n-en-gb> can make the correction.

Which package an issue affects is not always easy to figure out. Thanks for reporting this issue! :)

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Steve Holmes (bouncysteve) wrote :

I've updated the translation, but I don't run Unity, so I haven't tested that it fixes the bug. Could someone test it please?

Changed in ubuntu-translations:
status: New → In Progress
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
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Gunnar Hjalmarsson (gunnarhj) wrote :

Thanks, Steve. Let's simply wait until next translation update (probably in a few days).

But when we are at it, I just noticed a similar issue when the weekday is not showed.

https://translations.launchpad.net/ubuntu/xenial/+source/indicator-datetime/+pots/indicator-datetime/en_GB/8/+translate

Can you please make a similar change to that string too?

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Steve Holmes (bouncysteve) wrote :

Done. I had a quick look through indicator-datetime and everything else looks ok to me.

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