Date, Time, Currency ... not in locale format

Bug #224461 reported by usr on 2008-04-30
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
kdebase-workspace (Ubuntu)
Declined for Hardy by Harald Sitter
Declined for Intrepid by Harald Sitter

Bug Description

I have installed Kubuntu in my mother tongue (Spanish), still I need to configure the country in order to get the common spanish time format.

usr (usrlp) wrote :

Before (date and time is in English).

usr (usrlp) wrote :

After (now, date and time is in Spanish).

description: updated
description: updated
description: updated
Jonathan Thomas (echidnaman) wrote :

Is this still an issue for you in Intrepid?

Changed in kubuntu-meta:
status: New → Incomplete
usr (usrlp) wrote :

Yes, it is.

usr (usrlp) wrote :

This bug was solved in Ubuntu 6.06+.

Changed in kubuntu-meta:
status: Incomplete → New
Harald Sitter (apachelogger) wrote :

That _is_ confusing.
How can it be present in 8.10 but fixed in 6.06+?
8.10 > 6.06, isn't it?

usr (usrlp) wrote :

I was wrong with the names, I thought you wanted to tell the version 8.04 and not 8.10. I try Kubuntu 8.10 as soon as possible.
Yes, the bug was solved in Ubuntu (not Kubuntu) at 6.06+.

usr (usrlp) wrote :

At Kubuntu 8.10, date and time are in the correct order, but at "System Settings" "Country and region" section config is all still configured for/in English.

Harald Sitter (apachelogger) wrote :

I got a change for this very issue, but didn't get round to import it before I had to step back from development.

Jonathan is going to take care to get this in for Jaunty.

Currently KDE does not automagically set the Country value, so for example it does not know that in Austria 22.2 would be 22,2, and that Austria is using € as currency...

Simply put, without a fix for this, the desktop is not localized at all, it is just translated. Thus this needs to be addressed ASAP.

Changed in kdebase-workspace (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → echidnaman
importance: Undecided → Critical
milestone: none → ubuntu-9.04
status: New → Triaged
Harald Sitter (apachelogger) wrote :

The initial if could probably be enhanced to
IF !kdeglobals OR !kdeglobals-contains-"Country="
this way also updates would be affected by this improvement, and not just new installations.

I did quite some QA on the change, still I recommend to do some further testing, since I created this code quite some time ago and might have missed something (we really do not want to kdeglobals).

Changed in kdebase-workspace (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
description: updated
summary: - Kubuntu do not show date and time in the correct format
+ Date, Time, Currency ... not in locale format

In the case that $LANG actually is set the script doesn't do things right. I know what goes wrong, so I'll provide a new patch later today.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package kdebase-workspace - 4:4.2.2-0ubuntu2

kdebase-workspace (4:4.2.2-0ubuntu2) jaunty; urgency=low

  [ Harald Sitter ]
  * Add kubuntu_13_startkde_set_country.diff to set KDE's country setting
    (based upon the locale value, so 'de_AT' would be 'at' as country) at
    login. If no LANG is set, or parsing results in an empty string, nothing
    will be done. (LP: #224461)
  * Don't remove gtk-qt-engine cruft and .gtkrc-2.0-kde4 not only when
    qtcurve and kds are installed but also when gtk-qt-engine itself is
    installed. Otherwise the latter will be unapplied post-login (LP: #352946)

  [ Jonathan Thomas ]
  * Add kubuntu_75_fix_shellrunner_crash.diff, fixes KDE bug 186036, and can
    be removed in KDE 4.2.3 (LP: #340607)
  * Add kubuntu_76_disable_dim_for_polkit.diff, the dim plugin breaks the
    policykit-kde dialog (LP: #350225)
  * Add kubuntu_77_fix_autohide_glowbar_flicker.diff, unappliable in KDE 4.2.3
  * Add kubuntu_78_kubuntu_78_krunner_history_combobox_palette.diff to fix an
    invisible scrollbar background in the combobox, unappliable in KDE 4.2.3
  * Add kubuntu_79_fix_small_screensavers.diff to fix small OpenGL
    screensavers, can be unapplied in KDE 4.2.3 (LP: #211422)

 -- Jonathan Thomas <email address hidden> Mon, 06 Apr 2009 14:35:52 -0400

Changed in kdebase-workspace (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Changed in kdebase-workspace (Ubuntu):
assignee: Jonathan Thomas (echidnaman) → nobody
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