Chris G cl at isbd.net
Thu Feb 26 13:25:10 CET 2009

This is a question I posted to the Evolution list recently (and the
reply), it looks as if I need to do something gnome-ish to get
Evolution to work right.

I've looked in gconf-editor but I can't find anything relating to
dates there, does anyone here have any ideas?  Or for that matter does
anyone here run Evolution and know how to get the date format right?

----- Forwarded message from Pete Biggs <pete at biggs.org.uk> -----

On Wed, 2009-02-25 at 19:07 +0000, Chris G wrote:
> I suspect this may be a bit of a well known problem but my Googling
> hasn't come up with any good answers.
> I'm running GNOME evolution 2.24.3 on xubuntu 8.10 and the dates in
> the Calendar appear in US format, i.e. MM/DD/YYYY.  I'm in the UK and
> want European format dates - DD/MM/YYYY.
> My locale is set to en_GB.UTF-8 and nothing else seems to get the date
> format wrong, I've just checked Orage for example and that definitely
> says today is 25/02/2009 whereas Evolution thinks it's 02/25/2009.
> Is there any way to fix this or is it a bug?

If you are running xubuntu I presume you aren't running a Gnome desktop
- you need to tell gconf what the locale is as that's where Evo gets
it's information from.

I'll leave someone else to tell you how to do it as I can't remember,

----- End forwarded message -----

Chris Green

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