[Design] Things that you might be aware of - Internationalization
bkirsch at osafoundation.org
Wed Nov 2 16:38:30 PST 2005
Well that certainly would be a nice feature. Since we leverage the ICU
for all our date calculation the easiest would be to see if the API has
this functionality my guess is not. Again my first priority is that we
correctly determine the locale and timezone info from the OS. The next
step would be to get the custom date, time, currency, and number info
which one can specify as an OS preference. And then finally to have
overriding configurations such as use am / pm even though the OS say to
use 24 hour.
So I will certainly keep this in mind as a goal for 1.0 but it will not
make it in to the .7 release for sure.
Thanks again for all your feedback,
Brian Kirsch - Email Framework Engineer
Open Source Applications Foundation
543 Howard St. 5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
Daniel Vareika wrote:
> I checked my system and in that it seems to be that UY goes by the
> notation am/pm instead of 24hr.
> But in Uruguay we use both!
> I believe that in the Calendar view the easiest to see is the 24 hr
> notation but regardless of my preferences and the preferences of
> someone that might not be even be or live in Uruguay, this should be
> strictly user selectable or changeable in a preference control panel
> of Chandler.
> At first it might choose to use the Country notation but the user
> should have the ability to change this in particular.
> PS It doesn´t seem to be a bug.
> I didn´t change regions though to see if it changed within Chandler.
>> Is your OS setup to display 24hr or am/pm?
>> We want to leverage what ever configuration is specified in the OS.
>> If there is a mismatch (your OS is 24hr but Chandler is am/pm) then
>> that is a bug.
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