Evolution shows 24 hour time when locale shows 12 hour time

Bug #754128 reported by Mike Basinger on 2011-04-07
This bug affects 1 person
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evolution (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: evolution

Even though all my settings are set to show 12-hour time, I'm still getting 24-hour time.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: evolution 2.32.2-0ubuntu4
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-8.41-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-8-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Architecture: amd64
Date: Thu Apr 7 16:27:25 2011
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/evolution
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Beta amd64 (20110330)
SourcePackage: evolution
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Mike Basinger (mike.basinger) wrote :


Is this an issue purely in Evolution or are you referring to the calendar and appointments listed in the indicator-datetime widget, if you're running unity?

Regardless, it would be helpful if you could attach a screenshot to illustrate the issue, just to make sure we're looking at the same thing.

Changed in evolution (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Mike Basinger (mike.basinger) wrote :

It is purely Evolution. My time received email column is in 24-hour time.

Mike Basinger (mike.basinger) wrote :

I just did some further checking on my end -- can you see the settings for this under Mail Preferences -> Headers settings, at the bottom?

If it's not already set to that, you'll probably want both dropdowns to be set to "Use default for locale"; otherwise you may want to try setting the exact way you want to see the time values and use %I for hour (that's capital-i for 12-hour hours; instead of capital-h which stands for 24-hour hours).

Arf, maybe I should have re-read the bug report better. Depending on which settings you're referring to which are set to show times as 12-hour; you'll want to maybe set the time formats in evolution where I mentioned, or if it's already at "Use default for locale", for a locale which should display 12-hours (e.g. US English), set the format to use %I and let me know, since there may be an issue with locales definitions.

Mike Basinger (mike.basinger) wrote :

Changing the header works, but it does display wrong if set to locale when the rest of the system apps do show 12-hour time.

Mike Basinger (mike.basinger) wrote :

Here are my locale settings
dbasinge@macbuntu:~$ locale

Changed in evolution (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed

Confirmed - when set to locale, Evolution doesn't actually pick up the format used by the locale.

summary: - Evolution shows 24 hour time
+ Evolution shows 24 hour time when locale shows 12 hour time
C de-Avillez (hggdh2) wrote :

Markinf as Medium, per request from brendand on #ubuntu-bugs (and it happens I also agree ;-)

Changed in evolution (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in evolution:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → New
Changed in evolution:
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in evolution:
status: Incomplete → Expired
Jörg Frings-Fürst (jff-de) wrote :

11.04 is not longer supported
change status to invalid (see gnome-bugs)

Changed in evolution (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
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