Date formatting with en_US locale

Baptiste Daroussin bapt at
Thu May 26 14:49:51 UTC 2016

On Thu, May 26, 2016 at 09:44:25AM -0500, Eric van Gyzen wrote:
> Baptiste and -current,
> I noticed two annoyances with date formatting on head, and I wonder how
> we can fix them.
> I have these settings:
>     LC_ALL=en_US.ISO8859-1
>     LANG=en_US.ISO8859-1
> 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:
>     $ date
>     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
> day-of-week.
> 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,

I can hack to readd the week of day as it was before for 11.0 still
the best approach is to push the change upstream.

I will have a look at the hack this week end.

Best regards,
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