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Re: Time string format

From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: Re: Time string format
Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2010 20:36:06 +0100

On Fri, Nov 19, 2010 at 8:03 PM, Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote:
>> From: Lennart Borgman <address@hidden>
>> Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2010 19:51:40 +0100
>> Cc: address@hidden
>> On Fri, Nov 19, 2010 at 7:42 PM, Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote:
>> > time.el:display-time-string-forms believes that the right format for
>> > displaying the date in the mode-line tooltip is "%a %b %e, %Y".  This
>> > is not necessarily TRT in languages other than English, because
>> > putting the month name before the day of the month does not
>> > necessarily read well in other languages.
>> >
>> > Would it be a good idea to have an element of language-info-alist that
>> > provides a proper format for this?
>> Maybe, but why not use ISO format?§
> I don't understand what exactly do you mean and how it would solve the
> issue I was talking about.  Please explain more.

There is an ISO format for displaying time. See the doc string of
format-time-string, at the bottom.

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