[xubuntu-users] xubuntu-users Digest, Vol 58, Issue 1

Neil Winchurst neilwin at drofle.co.uk
Tue Nov 1 22:56:44 UTC 2011

antoinethewiz wrote:
> After a bit of research; I found this: http://goo.gl/DCaeP. Notice
> "LC_TIME". This will allow you to change only the date/time rather
> than changing things like the keyboard and measurement as well. So,
> instead of "export LANG=<def file>", you'd use "export LC_TIME=<def
> file>" But I advise you to keep your environment variables as
> "en_GB.UTF-8" anyway.
> As I understand it: Orage determines the first day of the week from
> the locale definition file. If you're using en_GB; it should be set as
> Monday. If not, you'll have to edit and recompile the locale
> definition file like I said on "Vol. 57 Issue 15". So "first_weekday"
> and "first_workday" should be set as "2". You could also leave those
> variables to "1" and change the entire day lineup so that is looks
> like the below (such that Monday is first).
> day  "<U004D><U006F><U006E><U0064><U0061><U0079>";/
>       "<U0054><U0075><U0065><U0073><U0064><U0061><U0079>";/
>       "<U0057><U0065><U0064><U006E><U0065><U0073><U0064><U0061><U0079>";/
>       "<U0054><U0068><U0075><U0072><U0073><U0064><U0061><U0079>";/
>       "<U0046><U0072><U0069><U0064><U0061><U0079>";/
>       "<U0053><U0061><U0074><U0075><U0072><U0064><U0061><U0079>";/
>       "<U0053><U0075><U006E><U0064><U0061><U0079>"
> man locale: http://linux.die.net/man/5/locale
> man locale: http://www.tin.org/bin/man.cgi?section=1&topic=locale
> man localedef: http://linux.die.net/man/1/localedef
> man localedef: http://www.tin.org/bin/man.cgi?section=1&topic=localedef
> EZ locale install: http://lh.2xlibre.net/help/install_locale/
> Now, the "date system" is determined directly in Orage. Alt-click the
> date/clock panel>  Clock Options>  Custom format So there's no need to
> change the locale definition files here.
> You can, however, do this manually. If you wish to do so, navigate to
> "/usr/share/i18n/locales" and modify "en_GB". You should set the part
> that says "d_t_fmt" as
> "<U0025><U0064><U0020><U0025><U0061><U0020><U0025><U0062><U0020><U0025><U0059><U0020><U0025><U0054><U0020><U0025><U005A>"
> and "d_fmt" as "<U0025><U006D><U002F><U0025><U0064><U002F><U0025><U0079>".
> en_GB locale: http://lh.2xlibre.net/locale/en_GB/glibc/
> locales dir : /usr/share/i18n/locales/
> Finally, you can check all your locale setting with the following
> commands: "locale LC_TIME", "locale day", "locale first_weekday",
> "locale first_workday", "locale d_t_fmt", and "locale d_fmt".
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Wow, that is a lot of information. I am using Xubuntu to get to know 
it. The main reason is that I am using Mint KDE at the moment and that 
is apparently going to move to a new version next year, based on 
Debian. It is going to be a 'rolling distro' which is not for me. So I 
am looking around for a replacement probably from next April when the 
support on my current version runs out.

I have read some good reviews of Xubuntu and it seems to be getting 
more and more popular. I certainly like it so far, except for this 
calendar business. It is really not important enough to warrant a lot 
of work. Going by all you have written above it is quite messy, 
especially compared to Kubuntu and Mint. If I finally choose Xubuntu I 
will just accept the calendar layout as is or perhaps find another 
calendar program to use.

Meanwhile many thanks for all the help, I am very pleased and 
impressed by this list.



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