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I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 and set my local time/date and its working, the only thing thats bugging me is that I cannot change it to English. I would like to do this because its hard to read and its not showing in proper format in Terminal, please view the screenshot below.

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Show in proper formate

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Not showing in proper format in terminal

How can I change my date/time to English format and keep the local time?

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up vote 34 down vote accepted

click on system settings.

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Click on Language Support.

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Click on the Regional Formats Tab, and change language to English, and apply system- wide. and that will do it.

Note: You may have to reboot, so changes can take effect

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Thanks for your answer, @Mitch. I used it, it works but just as a tip I am writing. We don't need to reboot, we just need to re-login. Just log out and then login again. So, that will make your answer even more efficient and accurate. ;-) – Afzaal Ahmad Zeeshan Aug 31 '15 at 18:40

Choose the New York time when installing Ubuntu 13.04, And do the following steps for you local time.

1.Click on settings > Click on Time & Date

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It need to me check, By default it will be, if not check it

2.Click on Clock and check Time in auto-detection location

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3.Wait few minutes and you will see you local time just above shutdown button

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Click on it


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