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

From: James Sparenberg james at linuxrebel.org
Date: Tue Jan 30 04:21:32 EET 2007
On Monday 29 January 2007 02:11:09 am 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 Deutchland
> >>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.
> Br,
> --jakub

OSX and windwos. allow US/UK users 24hour clocks.  As does my Linux desktop.


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