My ageing PC running Mint 17 (based on Ubuntu 14.04) has been working fine for years, with everything working perfectly for me. However I have a problem whenever I add a new user, which I have to do frequently. The LC_TIME part of the locale always defaults to Spanish, presumably because my time zone is "Europe/Madrid." The down side to this is that the dates are always in Spanish, everything else in UK English, whereas the date for me (the user created during installation) is shown correctly in English. There is a workaround here but do I really have to do this every time I add a user? What would be better is the ability to customize the DEFAULT locale settings so that they are inherited at creation time.
In the screenshot you can see that the LANG and LC_TIME are different. The output from the command "locale" is different for me and any new user I create, which is where (I think) the problem is.
BTW the /etc/default/locale file is as follows:
LANG="en_US.UTF-8" LC_NUMERIC="es_ES.UTF-8" LC_TIME="es_ES.UTF-8" LC_MONETARY="es_ES.UTF-8" LC_PAPER="es_ES.UTF-8" LC_NAME="es_ES.UTF-8" LC_ADDRESS="es_ES.UTF-8" LC_TELEPHONE="es_ES.UTF-8" LC_MEASUREMENT="es_ES.UTF-8" LC_IDENTIFICATION="es_ES.UTF-8"
but as my sign in gives en_GB.UTF-8 (which is what I want), something clearly changes it. What is it, and how do I fix this problem?