From: Andrew Dunbar (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Apr 15 2002 - 23:46:58 EDT
--- "Ismo J. Makinen" <email@example.com> wrote: > Is it
possible to use my locale's date/time format?
> All the Insert/Date and TIme and Insert/Field: Date
> and Time
> options are in English although my locale is FInnish
> The problem is that the date separator should be .
> not / (slash).
> In Insert/Date and Time the first and second options
> (using today's date)
> Monday, April 15, 2002
> They should be (in Finnish)
> Maanantai, 15. huhtikuuta 2002
> As you can see, the default date separator should be
> . and the default
> order should be dd.mm.yyyy
> Is there any way to use Finnish month and day names?
> The funny thing is when I choose Insert Field/Date
> and Time/Time Zone
> I get "Suomen kesäaika", which is correct (Finnish
> summer time)
> Is this some kind of configuration problem or can't
> we localize
> I am using Win95B and Control Panel/Regional
> settings are correct
> (FInnish; date separator is '.', default date format
> is dd.mm.yyy).
> Another reason why I ask this is:
> In fi-FI.strings file there are FIELD_DateTime..
> As a FInnish locale translator I should translate
> into Finnish. I could do that, but it would be
> because I allways get the english version format.
> IE. FIELD_DateTime_Wkday="The Weekday" should be
> (I can't get 100% - correct - translation ;)
> When I try that command I get "Monday". I should get
> I could define FIELD_DateTime_DDMMYY="dd/mm/yy" as
> FIELD_DateTime_DDMMYY="dd.mm.yy" but I still get
> 15/04/02, not
> 15.04.02 and so on.
> I hope this should just work. It seems rather stupid
> you have Insert/Date and time dialogue but you can't
> your language's correct date formats (time format
> separator : is OK,
> the same in FInnish). I hope I am missing something
> obvious here.
> Sorry if I sound a little frustrated.
This sounds like a bug for the L10N section on
http://bugzilla.abisource.com so go ahead and file it.
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