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

From: Jakub.Pavelek at nokia.com Jakub.Pavelek at nokia.com
Date: Mon Jan 29 12:58:57 EET 2007
>On 29/01/07, Jakub.Pavelek at nokia.com <Jakub.Pavelek at nokia.com> wrote:
>> >>If you are running the UI in English but living in e.g. 
>Germany you 
>> >>could also just go to the Control Panel, launch "Language 
>and region"
>> >>applet, set your UI to English, your regional settings to 
>> >>and off you go.
>> >
>> >That sounds like a horrible hack to me. And I don't live in Germany 
>> >and want a 24 hour clock.
>> Not for me running English UI with Finish locales ;)
>> >And I'm still wondering where this UK = am/pm clock style 
>only comes 
>> >from.
>> POSIX locale. Specifications for US/UK say you use 12 hour time.
>> >>I do not see this as something that would be high enough on our 
>> >>agenda right now.
>> >
>> >For me it's lower priority that getting an email client 
>that works so 
>> >I don't have to online and paying Orange's outrageous data 
>charges to 
>> >read my mail. Having said that, I'd be interested to know why the 
>> >original implementation is broken and on what basis the 
>decision was 
>> >made.
>> Nothing is broken, all works as specified ;)
>> As I said, we migh look into it, but AFAIK this would mean we either 
>> modify the current locale (really nasty) or create a pseudo-locale 
>> with the user setting (just nasty). Unless someone has 
>better idea or 
>> understanding of the POSIX locales. Either way, I'd feel we would be 
>> the only UNIX system doing this (does OSX do it too?). Ideas welcome.
>Fantastic - although you didn't respond to my email, you gave 
>exactly the information I was hoping for :)
>I'm not posting this to the list because I'm not sure I'm on 
>the right list - I'll post there (or you can post a response) 
>if it's helpful later...
>Does this mean that if we can set LC_TIME we could change this 


Posting back to the list. Short answer: YES.

You can go and set LC_TIME to whatever you want in e.g.
/etc/osso-af-init/locale. For example just add there LC_TIME = fi_FI
(again, you are setting you time preference to that of some other
locale, e.g. Finish).



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