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Re: how to change language of format-date-string

From: Rasmus
Subject: Re: how to change language of format-date-string
Date: Sat, 21 Mar 2015 16:54:17 +0100
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Eli Zaretskii <> writes:

>> From: Rasmus <>
>> Date: Sat, 21 Mar 2015 12:37:39 +0100
>> Philipp Stephani <> writes:
>> > If you only want to change the language for format-time-string, use the
>> > system-time-locale variable:
>> >
>> > (setq system-time-locale "da_DK.UTF-8")
>> Thanks that works.
> If you set system-time-locale alone, without also setting
> locale-coding-system to the same encoding as specified by
> system-time-locale, you will get garbled strings (unless you _know_
> that the encoding of both locales is the same, which in practice can
> only be true if they use UTF-8).

I conclude this is a nontrivial problem with a pretty local-specific
solution.  It's a shame.  It would be quite useful when composing
documents in different languages (especially in terms of %B).

Thanks for the tips.


Enough with the bla bla!

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