Date formatting with en_US locale
Eric van Gyzen
vangyzen at FreeBSD.org
Thu May 26 14:44:33 UTC 2016
Baptiste and -current,
I noticed two annoyances with date formatting on head, and I wonder how
we can fix them.
I have these settings:
First, Thunderbird displays the date as, for example:
03/ 6/16 ...
The leading space on the day (6) looks weird. I might even say it's
simply wrong. Zero-padding would better. (/No/ padding would be best,
but I don't think strftime supports that.)
Second, date(1) no longer shows the day-of-week:
March 26, 2016 at 09:21:55 AM CDT
For many years, I have been typing "date" to see the day-of-week (and
other things). I like the new human-friendly format, but I miss the
Of course, I can fix these locally, but I wonder how we can fix them for
everyone. I see that the formats come from CLDR. I also see that ume@
restored the day-of-week for ja_JP in r292512. Is this the best
approach, or should we try to get them changed upstream (CLDR)?
Thanks for your input,
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