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Re: [patch] 21.1 CVS ls-lisp.el -- Correct dired listing in w2k

From: Jason Rumney
Subject: Re: [patch] 21.1 CVS ls-lisp.el -- Correct dired listing in w2k
Date: Sat, 5 Jan 2002 18:18:26 +0000 (UTC)
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.1.50

address@hidden (Jari Aalto+mail.emacs) writes:

>     Here is patch to correct the dired time listing in w2k,
>     as recently discussed with the strftime problem.

Unfortunately, while your patch may seem to DTRT for most European
languages, IIRC we discussed truncating the names before and decided
against it, since it may lead to ambiguous abbreviations in some
languages, and isn't sufficient to fix the problem at least with
Japanese (where even the full month names are only 2 characters for
January to September, and the double-width characters add further

>     Btw, the YYYY-MM-DD display is good one in the latest CVS version.
>     I would even suggest to make it default in next Emacs...

I think that was introduced after our last discussion of this topic.
Maybe it would be better to detect when the month names are not being
formatted to consistent widths, and default to YYYY-MM-DD in those

Jason Rumney

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