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Bug 5832 - Provide variable for customizing time zone description
Provide variable for customizing time zone description
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Internationalization (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal enhancement (vote)
: ---
Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: 7556 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
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Reported: 2006-05-05 01:08 UTC by Borgx
Modified: 2009-02-03 18:53 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Borgx 2006-05-05 01:08:23 UTC
Currently the only way to change time zone description to local language, is by
changing the code itself. 
for ex:
 $d = $wgContLang->timeanddate( date( 'YmdHis' ), false, false) .
      ' (' . date( 'T' ) . ')';
 if ( isset( $wgLocaltimezone ) ) {
    putenv( 'TZ='.$oldtz );


 $d = $wgContLang->timeanddate( date( 'YmdHis' ), false, false) .
      ' (some local timezone)';
 if ( isset( $wgLocaltimezone ) ) {
    putenv( 'TZ='.$oldtz );

which, we must redoing this for each mediawiki upgrades.

Please provide $wg variable for this for customization through localsettings.php
Comment 1 Borgx 2006-05-05 22:55:04 UTC
Target of enhancement request is 1.6.x and 1.7 (1.6 because 1.7 is long way from
being released).
Comment 2 Rob Church 2006-05-06 15:26:42 UTC
(In reply to comment #1)
> Target of enhancement request is 1.6.x and 1.7 (1.6 because 1.7 is long way from
> being released).

We don't add new stuff to release branches unless our lead developer gives us
his blessing. Some of us were reminded of this the hard way.
Comment 3 Raimond Spekking 2007-08-16 15:15:54 UTC
*** Bug 7556 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 Niklas Laxström 2009-01-31 17:35:40 UTC
r46649 with wrong bug number though.
Comment 5 Melancholie 2009-02-03 18:53:17 UTC
per comment #4

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