Time zone & locale should also affect Gnome time applet 12/24 preference

Bug #60516 reported by era on 2006-09-15
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ubiquity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Sorry if this is the wrong place for this report.

I noticed after freshly installing from the Live CD 6.06 i386 installer CD that while the time zone in the Gnome time applet was correct, it was still displaying 12h AM/PM. For Europe/Helsinki, the correct choice whould be 24h display; I expect this will also affect other locales which prefer 24h.

Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

What language and country did you select?

Changed in ubiquity:
status: Unconfirmed → Needs Info

FWIW, this seems very similar to http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=320156 , although in en_GB (at least) I have a 12 hour clock option, and am/pm do now show, but back last year when I raised the gnome bug they didn't appear...

era (era) wrote :

Language English, location (as indicated) Europe/Helsinki, i.e. Finland.

era (era) wrote :

Oh yes, there's also this bozotic locale bug from 6.06 which ends up selecting "no particular locale but if you have to have one, let's just say Australia". So /etc/apt/sources.list had the .au mirror (changed by hand now that I noticed) and /etc/environment contains this:


era (era) wrote :

This bug is still tagged "Needs Info" -- do you need something from me still?

era (era) wrote :

Apparently I can remove the "Needs info" tag myself

Changed in ubiquity:
status: Needs Info → Unconfirmed
Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

The bug involving selecting the first country in the list (Australia in this case) has been fixed. I think it's likely that the root bug is still here, though; after all, how should the GNOME time applet know what time format to use if not from a valid locale setting, which en_FI[.UTF-8] isn't?

Changed in ubiquity:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Confirmed
MillenniumBug (millenniumbug) wrote :

This bug report is several years old and concerns obsolete versions of Ubuntu. It has now been marked 'invalid'.

If the bug still appears in Ubuntu 10.10, feel free to open a new report.

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