time display

Matt Harris unicorn.consulting at gmail.com
Thu Mar 21 08:33:07 UTC 2019

On 21-Mar-19 12:44 AM, Ben Bucksch wrote:
> This was a misguided choice by a Firefox developer. He made the time 
> and date display follow your Thunderbird UI language instead of your 
> system regional settings like before.
> In your settings, you have a choice whether to use the UI language or 
> the OS locale for time display. Please check there. The exact result 
> will also depend on your OS.
> FWIW, even with that set to OS locale, Firefox and Thunderbird will 
> still not honor the exact OS regional settings anymore, but merely the 
> locale. For example, if you set your OS regional settings to use 
> "2019-03-12" format, then older TB would use that format, while newer 
> Firefox and Thunderbird will ignore the exact configuration and just 
> use the standard format for the OS language (e.g. "12.03.2019" for 
> German) or TB language (e.g. "03/12/2019" for en-US).

So do we have a bug to fix this in a user acceptable manner.  Like fix 
the regression the change caused?  Using locale only is simply not 
acceptable to a lot of users, me included really.

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