Bug#590834: simutrans: uses 0:00am/pm instead of 12:00am/pm

Ansgar Burchardt ansgar at 43-1.org
Thu Jul 29 15:00:06 UTC 2010

tags 590834 + upstream fixed-upstream

"brian m. carlson" <sandals at crustytoothpaste.net> writes:

> When displaying the time of day, simutrans uses 0:00am or 0:00pm.  In an
> en_US locale, this should be 12:00am or 12:00pm instead.  That is, the
> day starts as 12:00am and then proceeds through 1:00am-11:00am, and then
> gets to 12:00pm.  While this sounds bizarre (and it is), it's customary
> for en_US.  Alternatively, you could just use 24-hour time, which I
> would actually prefer.

It looks like this is already fixed in upstream's SVN, see simwin.cc
(win_display_flush).  You can change between different time formats by
editing the config file (simutrans.tab [1]), the relevant option is


[1] There is one in /usr/share/games/simutrans/config which you can use
as a reference.  Just copy it to ~/.simutrans.

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