System date

Ali Lloyd ali.lloyd at livecode.com
Wed Sep 7 10:05:59 CEST 2016


This is a problem we have with any language that uses the 'c' format
specifier for date format - i.e. stand alone day of week (see here for
example:
http://cldr.unicode.org/translation/date-time#TOC-Stand-Alone-vs.-Format-Styles
)

There is a bug report already here:
http://quality.livecode.com/show_bug.cgi?id=11633

On Wed, Sep 7, 2016 at 6:23 AM Terry Judd <terry.judd at unimelb.edu.au> wrote:

> So, with respect to my previous message, what I actually tried in the
> message box was...
>
> set the useSystemDate to true; put the long system date
>
> ...but it still returned an English style date.
>
> Terry...
>
>
> On 7/09/2016 3:17 pm, "use-livecode on behalf of Tim Selander" <
> use-livecode-bounces at lists.runrev.com on behalf of selander at tkf.att.ne.jp>
> wrote:
>
>     This thread has been instructive, as I've had the same grief as Antti.
>     I've been using dateItems for all my date stuff, and reconstructing my
>     own Japanese dates.
>
>     However, I didn't know about the useSystemDate command. It's working
>     great here. Mac OS10.11.5, system running in Japanese, LC 8.0.2
>     community edition.
>
>     This info doesn't help Antti much, though.... sorry. But thanks for
>     asking the question!
>
>     Tim Selander
>     Tokyo, Japan
>
>     On 2016/09/07 14:02, Antti Ilola wrote:
>     > Then maybe I have problems on my machines( MacBook Pro 2007 and iMac
> 2010),
>     > because I have used different version of MacOs's  and different
> versions of
>     > Livecode and both of your scripts and the answer is all the same -
> english
>     > date. My computers primary language is Finnish.
>     >
>     > Regards
>     > Antti
>     >
>     > 2016-09-06 21:36 GMT+03:00 Richmond <richmondmathewson at gmail.com>:
>     >
>     >> You should have taken a bit longer to read the documention, this:
>     >>
>     >> on mouseUp
>     >>     set the useSystemDate to true
>     >>     put the long date into fld "fDATE"
>     >> end mouseUp
>     >>
>     >> returned this:
>     >>
>     >> вторник, септември 6, 2016
>     >>
>     >> as I am using a machine running Xubuntu 16.04 64-bit with the
> system date
>     >> system running
>     >> in Bulgarian - mainly because I live and work on Bulgaria.
>     >>
>     >> Richmond.
>     >>
>     >>
>     >> On 6.09.2016 20:21, Antti Ilola wrote:
>     >>
>     >>> Is it the time to you to get the system date work.I have done
> everything I
>     >>> found your guide, but no avail, every time english date. I made it
> a bug
>     >>> report since version 6 was announced. and still it doesn't work.
> Now I'm
>     >>> using Mac OS 10.10 and 10.11 in Finnish. Today I tired SperCard
> for fun
>     >>> and
>     >>> even it I got finnish date without any larger measures, just
> "answer the
>     >>> date" and that's it. And it is not the only software which
> understands the
>     >>> finnish date, for example Xcode and Xojo knows how it should be
> display.
>     >>> You made many wondrous things into your software, but simple as
> date won't
>     >>> work. I think there are many people in this world who use
> different date
>     >>> form than english.
>     >>>
>     >>> Antti
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