the special symbols $m/$M/$d/$D ignoring the settings of the regional format in ubuntu 16.04 LTS

• Nov 14, 2018 - 23:00
Reported version
2.3
Type
Wording/Translation
Frequency
Once
Severity
S4 - Minor
Reproducibility
Always
Status
active
Regression
No
Workaround
No
Project

my preferred language for the menus and windows in my system (ubuntu 16.04 lts) is the preinstalled english language (US). for date/currency i use the german regional format (de_DE). but musescore seems to ignore my regional attitudes. the values ​​I get for $m/$M/$d/$D etc. are always from the language currently defined in musescore. in my case, i always get the american representation of the date: m/d/y. the confusion is not very far if you also use $:creationDate: in the same project.

OS: Ubuntu 16.04.5 LTS, Arch.: x86_64, MuseScore version (64-bit): 2.3.2, revision: 4592407


Comments

$d, $D, $m and $M use Qt::DefaultLocaleShortDate, see http://doc.qt.io/qt-5/qdatetime.html:

If the format is Qt::DefaultLocaleShortDate or Qt::DefaultLocaleLongDate, the string format depends on the default application locale. This is the locale set with QLocale::setDefault(), or the system locale if no default locale has been set. Identical to calling QLocale().toString(datetime, QLocale::ShortFormat) or QLocale().toString(datetime, QLocale::LongFormat).

I can't find a way to differentiate the general locale from those for just language, or just time and date, or just currency, etc.

Qt is a library MuseScore uses, and that doesn't seem to have the ability to have date and time being rendered independantly from the general language settings