kiosk config parameter for 12 hour time format?

New features which should be implemented in Porteus Kiosk Edition and the kiosk wizard.
Post Reply
ch4lk
White ninja
White ninja
Posts: 10
Joined: 28 Apr 2017, 06:03
Distribution: kiosk-cloud
Location: Australia

kiosk config parameter for 12 hour time format?

Post#1 by ch4lk » 28 Apr 2017, 06:15

Firstly, a BIG thanks to the creators and maintainers of Porteus and its editions, your work is very much appreciated.

I have searched the parameters to change the time format from 24hr to 12hr for my kiosk configuration file. Pardon my ignorance, but it doesn't seem to exist. If it does, could a kind person point me in the right direction?
I am setting the time zone with:
timezone=Australia/Melbourne
and i wish there were a 'timeformat' parameter. It would then look like this:
timeformat=12hr
or
timeformat=24hr

Is this possible? or, moderator please bump this, should this be a feature request?

Thanking you.

User avatar
fanthom
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 4618
Joined: 28 Dec 2010, 02:42
Distribution: Porteus Kiosk
Location: Poland, currently - Cork, IE
Contact:

Re: kiosk config parameter for 12 hour time format?

Post#2 by fanthom » 28 Apr 2017, 07:41

Hello ch4lk,

It would require system localization (glibc) i believe. Lot of hassle for the maintainers and small gain for the project (you are first person asking for this feature).

Customized build is the only option i'm afraid:
http://porteus-kiosk.org/builds.html

Thanks
Please add [Solved] to your thread title if the solution was found.

ch4lk
White ninja
White ninja
Posts: 10
Joined: 28 Apr 2017, 06:03
Distribution: kiosk-cloud
Location: Australia

Re: kiosk config parameter for 12 hour time format?

Post#3 by ch4lk » 12 May 2017, 03:05

No worries, thanks for the reply. I think the vast majority of students can distinguish between morning and afternoon :D

Post Reply