[chandler-users] 24 hour format

Grant Baillie grant at osafoundation.org
Wed Sep 17 06:42:30 PDT 2008

On 16 Sep, 2008, at 15:21, Fritz Meissner wrote:

> There is a human readable list of locales at the ICU site - see the  
> Locale Explorer http://demo.icu-project.org/icu-bin/locexp?d_=en ;  
> this allows you to see the available locales and look at the exact  
> settings for each. I have added this link to the Getting Started  
> Wiki page in the section about locales (under the heading Change  
> Date/Time Formats and Week Start Date).
> Unfortunately there does not seem to be an easy way to customize  
> locales e.g. to have 24 hour time format in the en_ZA region that  
> ICU (incorrectly) thinks uses AM/PM. There is a Data Customizer  
> available on the ICU site at http://apps.icu-project.org/datacustom/  
> but it is not clear to me whether I can use this tool to modify an  
> installed file on my system, or whether it needs to be run prior to  
> compilation.

I'm pretty sure the customizer would have to be run pre-compilation.  
Funnily enough, I run in en_ZA, too, and have noticed the AM/PM, too :o


> 2008/8/2 Jeffrey Harris <jeffrey at osafoundation.org>
> Hi Fritz,
> I would also like to use 24 hour time format; the link below talks  
> about locales, but not how to set them! I have found that there is a  
> command line parameter --locale , but I can't find a list of what  
> locales are available.
> Another way to change locale is to go to File > Switch Language.   
> That seems to only list languages we have active translations for.
> We get our locale information from ICU.  Unfortunately Google hasn't  
> provided me with anything that looks like a human readable list of  
> locales, but using the command line, you'd do something like:
> --locale=de_AT for Austrian German, for instance.
> Sorry we haven't gotten around to adding a preference for this, it's  
> obviously something people want.  There's a bug filed to add it :)
> Sincerely,
> Jeffrey
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