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Re: Time string format

From: Deniz Dogan
Subject: Re: Time string format
Date: Sat, 20 Nov 2010 03:49:24 +0100

2010/11/19 Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden>:
> 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?

In the docstring for `format-time-string':

%c is the locale's date and time format.
%x is the locale's "preferred" date format.
%X is the locale's "preferred" time format.
%EX is a locale's alternative version of %X;
%OX is like %X, but uses the locale's number symbols.

One of these or a combination of multiple formats seems ideal to me.

Deniz Dogan

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