[maemo-users] [maemo-users] Some Thoughts Regarding IT OS 2007 and the N800

From: dsr at tao.merseine.nu dsr at tao.merseine.nu
Date: Fri Jan 26 19:40:43 EET 2007
On Fri, Jan 26, 2007 at 05:58:43PM +0200, Karoliina.T.Salminen at nokia.com wrote:
> >I'd vote for the ability to change that as even some English 
> >people use 24hr clocks (when they can) ;)
> >
> >Speaking of which, would it be that much extra effort to let 
> >people change the individual regional settings (e.g. decimal 
> >separator, date format). I can think of times when one might 
> >want to not have this specified (e.g. If I were an American 
> >living in Germany I might always want to use a US style date, 
> >but also a comma as a decimal separator). I'm sure there must 
> >be better illustrations that that one mind you!
> In general:
> Customizability is very nice, but how to implement that in clean simple
> way btw? 
> Meaning so that it does not increase
> too much complexity for those who don't want to customize?

Well, the answer for the 12/24 hour clock is simple: there's a
button to tap that switches between AM and PM when you are
setting the time. Extend that to AM/PM/24 and it's in the right
place and not taking up any more space.

For decimal and date separators and formats, one probably needs
a separate control. Nevertheless, it's easy to show it simply:

Format: $1,234.56 2007/12/31

Then a tap on each part brings up the available choices.


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