When I run a windows software with wine1.6 on Ubuntu 14.04, it asks to change date format to dd/mm/yyyy.

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Now what to do? How can I change format for this?

This question is not about changing date/time format for showing in indicator.

2 Answers 2

  1. Open Terminal, run:

    wine regedit
  2. Follow path:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\International
  3. Change the entry sShortDate to dd/MM/yyyy (notice the capital M)


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    Take a look also in sTimeFormat and sShortTime. Mar 24, 2020 at 19:54

I was experiencing the same difficulty and this answer was of great help. The only thing is the regedit entry was reverting back to default each time I run the application. This was happening because I had to set LANG=pt_BR.utf8 before calling wine <myapp.exe>.

So the solution for me was:

  1. issued export LANG=pt_BR.utf8;
  2. followed user.dz's steps;
  3. run wine <myapp.exe>

My application also demanded arial.ttf font, which I downloaded to ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/Fonts.

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