Fixing the Date Format in Thunderbird, Again

As discussed, getting a SANE date format within Mozilla Thunderbird is not easy. And Thunderbird 60 broke the current workarounds by ignoring the long standing en_DK workaround.

Fortunately, some inquisitive minds in the Bugzilla thread found a new workaround. Instead of „en_DK.UTF8” use „lt_LT.UTF-8” for the LC_TIME locale value.

With

sudo locale-gen lt_LT.UTF-8

from the command line and

Exec=env LC_TIME=lt_LT.UTF-8 thunderbird %u

in /usr/share/applications/thunderbird.desktop the date display will go from the b0rken

Thunderbird Screenshto with bad date

to the (again) way saner ISO 8601 format:

Thunderbird Screenshto with good date

And according to the Bugzilla bugreport, there will be a setting within Thunderbird to set the date format from within the MUA. \o/.

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