Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 299321
locale first_weekday is wrong for en_GB
Last modified: 2008-09-17 09:07:37 EDT
Description of problem:
This problem shows up in the gtk calendar widget, among others, this widget uses
the locale's first_weekday to determine the first weekday for the calendar.
This shows Sunday as the first day of the week, but UK calendars, diaries and so
on always show Monday as the first day of the week (indeed, it is not uncommon
in diaries to run Saturday and Sunday together into a single entry at the end of
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): glibc-2.6-4
How reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Look at a GTK calendar widget, note that Monday is not the first day of the
2. Alternatively, note that "locale first_weekday" reports 1, not 2.
The first day of the week is shown as Sunday
The first day of the week should be Monday for en_GB.
At first sight I thought this was just an annoyance. I can put up with Sunday
being the first day of the week can't I? Well, no, I can't. It's very
difficult to switch to a calendar format that is different to every calendar and
every diary you've seen all your life. It's awkward; it's like trying to read
mirror writing, not hard, but awkward and occasionally very confusing.
Changed in upstream cvs.
In glibc-2.6.90-17 in rawhide.
was wrong. As said by the original reporter, it should be:
Changed upstream. Will show up in rawhide at some point.