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Re: [opensuse] Change in T'Bird reply format
On 09/08/18 01:40, Anton Aylward wrote:
On 2018-08-08 6:59 a.m., Carlos E. R. wrote:
On 2018-08-08 08:32, David C. Rankin wrote:
On 08/07/2018 09:19 AM, Anton Aylward wrote:
It use to look like this:

On 06/07/18 03:23 PM, Lew Wolfgang wrote:

now it looks like this

On 2018-08-07 8:54 a.m., Carlos E. R. wrote:

The change from "AM' or "PM" to "a.m." and "p.m."
is throwing spelling/grammer errors. Annoying.

Where does this come from?

This is the setting
and has a value of
On #2 #3, #1 wrote:

And yes, I understand that.
But I don't understand the change and I don't understand how the "#3" gets
Can anyone advise?

My google-fu hasn't revealed anything that illuminated this specific matter.

I think you are close with mailnews.reply_header_authorwroteondate, but I
think "time" is what you want to search the Config Editor with. What looks
promising is:


Those look like the likely date/time formats, but I'm not sure which is the
one triggered on "Reply"...
Time might come from the "locale". See the first line of this post of
mine, for example.
On 2018-08-08 6:59 a.m., Carlos E. R. wrote:
On 2018-08-08 08:32, David C. Rankin wrote:
On 08/07/2018 09:19 AM, Anton Aylward wrote:
I'd be happy to get back to my old "AM"/"PM"

I have:

I've never set that in my outermost shell.
In fact the outermost shell that starts Thunderbird (as well as Firefox and
others) gives:
anton@main:~> date
Wed Aug 8 11:34:30 EDT 2018

and I'd be happy with that.
So something is wrong inside T'Bird.

No, its' not Thunderbird.

I think I found the solution to your 'problem' and it all has to do with the Regional Settings in Settings>System Settings.

In the FORMATS under Regonal Settings engage "Detailed settings" then in the TIME setting select "Canada (moh_CA)".  [Don't worry that at the bottom, in the DESCRIPTION part, it shows the date stamp as year/month/date.]

After you have made this change, REBOOT then look in Thunderbird to see what is the date format. IF you don't see date/month/year then play around in this Settings section -- I don't know which setting you have for the "Region" for example; I have it set to 'Australia - Australian English (en_AU)' [##] but in TB get different date formats by changing the TIME option.

[##] If I change this to read 'Australia (wbp_AU)' my date format changes to year/month/date.



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