Issue 97541 - Impress ignores locale date format
Summary: Impress ignores locale date format
Alias: None
Product: Internationalization
Classification: Code
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 3.0
Hardware: PC Linux, all
: P3 Trivial (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: needmoreinfo
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Reported: 2008-12-23 19:54 UTC by metamatic
Modified: 2013-02-02 02:58 UTC (History)
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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description metamatic 2008-12-23 19:54:39 UTC
My system locale is set to provide ISO dates:

$ ls -la
total 12
drwxr-xr-x   3 meta meta 4096 2008-10-20 17:01 .
drwxr-xr-x 108 meta meta 4096 2008-12-23 12:34 ..
drwxr-xr-x   3 meta meta 4096 2008-12-23 13:28 3

However, when I create a new presentation using Impress, the date is displayed
in US format.

Furthermore, if I edit the master page and try to explicitly set the date, the
formats from my system locale aren't available in the pop-up.

Mozilla Thunderbird works fine, so I don't believe it's an X problem either.
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2009-07-17 13:43:42 UTC
Reassigning impress issue to wg.
Comment 2 wolframgarten 2009-07-17 13:51:03 UTC
Does this really happen in impress only or the same in other applications?
Comment 3 metamatic 2009-07-17 14:48:10 UTC
Well, Calc uses the wrong date format by default, but it at least includes the
right format amongst its list of choices. Same for Writer.

Impress, however, not only ignores the OS locale, it also doesn't have the
locale's date and time formats amongst its available options. It has a much
shorter list than Writer and Calc.
Comment 4 Rob Weir 2013-02-02 02:58:04 UTC
This Issue requires more information ('needmoreinfo'), but has not been updated
within the last year. Please provide feedback as requested and re-test with the the latest version of OpenOffice - the problem(s) may already be addressed. 

You can download Apache OpenOffice 3.4.1 from

Please report back the outcome of your testing, so this Issue may be closed or
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