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Re: Emacs 21.1 w2k: format-time-string %b is different than in 20.7


From: Jari Aalto+mail.emacs
Subject: Re: Emacs 21.1 w2k: format-time-string %b is different than in 20.7
Date: Sat, 05 Jan 2002 18:18:00 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.090005 (Oort Gnus v0.05) Emacs/20.7 (i386-*-nt5.0.2195) (i386-*-nt5.0.2195)

* Sat 2002-01-05 address@hidden (Jason Rumney) gnu.emacs.bug
* <http://search.dejanews.com/address@hidden&format=threaded>
| address@hidden (Jari Aalto+mail.emacs) writes:
>
>> Is there any way to force Emacs use different locale settings and
>> have format-time-string display Months and other time related
>> names in english?
>
| One thing you could try (but I cannot guarantee it will work) is to
| set the environment variable "LANG" to "eng" before starting Emacs (in
| a batch file wrapper for example, or in the registry under
| Software/Gnu/Emacs with the other environment variables specific to
| Emacs). This should fool Emacs itself into using the English locale,
| although I am not sure that it will affect the system calls that Emacs
| makes, which is where the date formatting bug originates.

Thank you,

I tried:

    Environment variable LC_ALL=en_US

    Registry Software/Gnu/Emacs  LANG=en  or LANG=en_US

None worked :-( The interesting question I have, why 20.7
does display the familiar "Jan" but 21.1 des not in the
same machine with identical settings?

This really maked dired very inconvenient to use 
in 21.1 due to ragged layout in w2k. 

Jari



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