Solaris 10 10/08 Release Notes

strftime(3c) Should Support GNU Extension in %-m And %-d (6448815)

The Java DS menu bar and some applications, like Evolution, incorrectly display Chinese date. The incorrect date is displayed in the %-m M %-d D format where M and D are the month and date in Chinese respectively.

Workaround: Perform the following steps:

  1. Backup the /usr/share/locale/LC_MESSAGES/gnome-panel*.mo file.

  2. Download gnome-panel.gnome-2-16.zh_CN.po from and save it under the /tmp directory.

  3. Edit the file gnome-panel.gnome-2-16.zh_CN.po and replace all occurrences of %-m with %Om, and %-d with %e.

  4. Generate a new gnome-panel.gnome-2-16.zh_CN.po file.

    msgfmt -v -o /tmp/gnome-panel.gnome-2-16.zh_CN.po

    Copy the file back to the /usr/share/locale/LC_MESSAGES/ directory.

  5. Log out of the system and re-login.