Gnome panel clock
pjones at redhat.com
Fri Jan 20 15:30:43 UTC 2006
On Fri, 2006-01-20 at 03:34 -0500, Peter Jones wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-01-19 at 23:36 -0800, David Boles wrote:
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> > I was asked why the GNOME panel clock calendar displays weeks that begin with
> > Monday.
> > The other questions are. Can it be changed to begin with Sunday? And, of
> > course if possible, how to change it? If not, why not?
> It's following ISO 8601, if that's any consolation to you.
> The same standard defines such things as which week in a year you mean
> if you write "01". FWIW, it's the week with the year's first Thursday
> in it. Is this standard painfully weird? You decide! Might we not
> want to follow it very strictly... well, yes, it'd probably be useful to
> make try to use what's normal in your country, as opposed to the arcana
> of ISO. But that's really hard, as it turns out, which is why the ISO
> standard seems so very awkward in the first place.
FWIW, nl_langinfo() does have this functionality, and gtk_calender
(which the panel applet uses) does use it.
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