Dates are not consistently displayed according to locale.

Bug #198346 reported by Ralph Janke on 2008-03-04
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One Hundred Papercuts
evolution (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

In the new appointment dialog, the dates are in US (mm/dd/yyyy) format. For us Europeans this is quite confusing, since we are used to dd/mm/yyyy (or yyyy-mm-dd). Linux application generally are quite regionally sensitive and adaptable and I suspect this one is no exception, but I can't find any way to change the date format.

Is there a way to do it that I have missed?

Ralph Janke (txwikinger) wrote :

In evolution 2.21.92 on Hardy (2.21.92-0ubuntu1) the dates are not consistently displayed in the correct order according to the locale of the system. I.e. with GB locale, in the widget where the information can be edited, the date is in the right order (DD/MM/YYYY), but in the one day view, when the cursor is hovering over a meeting, the tooltip-like popup shows the date in US order (MM/DD/YYYY).

Ralph Janke (txwikinger) wrote :

Forwarded report to gnome bug tracker.

Changed in evolution:
importance: Undecided → Low
Ralph Janke (txwikinger) on 2008-03-04
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status: New → Confirmed
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status: Unknown → Confirmed
Changed in evolution:
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
status: Confirmed → Triaged
ShawnJGoff (shawn-goff) on 2009-06-18
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
milestone: none → round-7
Martin Karlsson (foh1981) wrote :

Regarding inconsistent locale:
As a swede using English as the language of choice for programs, I wish I could set a different locale for things such as date formats, decimal separator, currency etc. I have yet to find settings for this in Gnome. I especially find it annoying that week days begin with Sundays (Mondays is the preferable choice for swedes in general I believe).

However, making a consistent locale such as this is probably not a hundredpapercuts topic...

Changed in evolution:
status: Confirmed → Invalid
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status: Invalid → Confirmed
Changed in evolution:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

the bug has been fixed upstream now

Changed in evolution (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Dries Harnie (dharnie) on 2009-08-07
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released

This is now fixed in karmic. Here is the last upstream comment in case it's helpful:
the "Autocompletion" configure component is now
renamed to "Contacts", not "Addressbook", as we use "Contacts" for such things.

Changed in evolution (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Changed in evolution:
importance: Unknown → Wishlist
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