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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:58 am    Post subject: Thunderbird/Lightning - 2 digit years in Calendar events Reply with quote

What I do with Thunderbird/Lightning is that I create a birthday events and set the start/end date to be the year of the persons birth (so I can keep track of how old they are).

Only problem with this is that, for me, Thunderbird/Lightning display 2 digit years.

This has a problem. If the person is born before 1950, say, 1934, Lightning would set the birth year to 2034, not 1934.

I use locale en_AU.

This has a default date format of
Code:
$ LC_ALL="en_AU" locale -k d_fmt t_fmt
d_fmt="%d/%m/%y"
t_fmt="%T"


In order get Thunderbird/Lightning to display the full 4 digit year, so I can enter older dates, I needed to update my locale settings such that I would get the following :-
Code:
$ LC_ALL="en_AU" locale -k d_fmt t_fmt
d_fmt="%d/%m/%Y"
t_fmt="%T"


The following 'Patch' can be placed in a file /etc/portage/patches/sys-libs/glibc/4_digit_year_in_en_AU_Locale.patch
Code:
--- localedata/locales/en_AU~   2012-12-23 13:22:32.000000000 +1030
+++ localedata/locales/en_AU   2013-01-09 17:52:46.723922977 +1030
@@ -109,7 +109,7 @@
             "<U004E><U006F><U0076><U0065><U006D><U0062><U0065><U0072>";/
             "<U0044><U0065><U0063><U0065><U006D><U0062><U0065><U0072>"
 d_t_fmt     "<U0025><U0061><U0020><U0025><U0064><U0020><U0025><U0062><U0020><U0025><U0059><U0020><U0025><U0054><U0020><U0025><U005A>"
-d_fmt       "<U0025><U0064><U002F><U0025><U006D><U002F><U0025><U0079>"
+d_fmt       "<U0025><U0064><U002F><U0025><U006D><U002F><U0025><U0059>"
 t_fmt       "<U0025><U0054>"
 am_pm       "<U0041><U004D>";"<U0050><U004D>"
 t_fmt_ampm  "<U0025><U0049><U003A><U0025><U004D><U003A><U0025><U0053><U0020>/

Then,
Code:
emerge --oneshot sys-libs/glibc


I hope this proves useful to others :)
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