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Hovering the mouse pointer over my calendar displays the tooltip with weekday name in Dutch, whereas I've installed my system in English.

The calendar settings have the tooltip set to "%A %x" It's my understanding that "%A" is the national representation of the weekday name. However, I would like to get this to display in English, not Dutch.

I've already set the system to English, logged out, logged in. Rebooted. All of that. I see other people have had this issue before with Ubuntu and solved it through language support. This didn't do it for me.

I'm working with Lubuntu 13.10

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The answer is in the duplicate question, just make sure you go to the regional formats and change it to English there. –  Minos Nov 7 '13 at 14:55
    
@Mitch It's disputable, at least, that the other question addresses this particular issue. Please see my answer. –  Gunnar Hjalmarsson Nov 7 '13 at 16:58
    
@Minos It's disputable, at least, that the other question addresses this particular issue. Please see my answer. –  Gunnar Hjalmarsson Nov 7 '13 at 16:59
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marked as duplicate by Mitch, chronitis, Braiam, qbi, Alvar Nov 11 '13 at 20:41

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This is really a bug IMNSHO. The code in calendar applications tend not to take into account that you may want to use different locales for different locale categories.

I noticed that you were suggested in a couple of comments to deal with the issue by changing the regional formats to English. However, if you do so, English conventions for how numbers, date and time, currency etc. are denoted will be applied all over. Assuming that you live in the Netherlands, that may not be what you want.

The bug has been discussed for quite a while, and I have been involved in trying to fix it; see e.g. this bug report. So far I haven't succeeded in getting any of my suggestions accepted, but I haven't given up. ;-)

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Of course you're right in that it would be better you could set convention for numbers, date and time separately from language. Unfortunately as it is the only way to change the language is to change both, which is what the duplicate question deals with. –  Minos Nov 8 '13 at 8:55
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