Feature #12509

Configurable user date and time format preference

Added by Zsolt Vilagos about 10 years ago. Updated about 1 year ago.

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Redmine provides a way to customize the format of dates and times on whole Redmine basis. That configuration option is found in Administration/Settings/Display/Date format and Time format.

One of the settings if user preference in which case the dates and times are formatted bases on the culture preference of the user. I would appreciate if there is an option to customize the formats on a user level. I am Hungarian and personally, I like to use all of my software in English but still use dates and times in Hungarian standard formatting (btw 2012. 12. 05, but I am very satisfied with Redmine standard date input formatting 2012-12-05).

My installation:
  • Redmine 2.1.4
  • Ruby: I think this is not applicable.
  • Rails: I think this is not applicable.


#1 Updated by Zsolt Vilagos about 10 years ago

I checked the version of some components:

  Redmine version                          2.1.4.stable
  Ruby version                             1.8.7 (x86_64-linux)
  Rails version                            3.2.8
  Environment                              production
  Database adapter                         SQLite
Redmine plugins:
  redmine_default_version                  0.0.2
  redmine_holidays                         0.0.2
  redmine_ics_export                       2.0.0.dev
  redmine_ldap_sync                        1.3.0
  redmine_work_time                        0.2.6

#2 Updated by Joaquim Homrighausen about 1 year ago

Some 9+ years later, this is still not something the user can choose for his/her preferences, which is where it belongs. Or did I not find the correct place on the user profile to change this?

The date/time format a user prefers has nothing to do with the selected language, locale, or other regional settings.

+1 for getting this into some future Redmine 4.x release :-)

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