on my desktop PC I'm running Linux Mint 12 (Lisa) using the MATE desktop. The system's locale is basically en_US.utf8. For a long time, I had the assignment
in my /etc/default/locale file, which worked fine: In most applications, including the Caja file manager (successor of Nautilus), items were now sorted the way I would expect, that is, according to their character code and nothing else.
Now recently I decided to add
which would -according to many posts across the internet- make the system use the ISO format for dates (YYYY-MM-DD).
Now I see that the date format is what I want it to be; however, the sort order reverted to the original weird order, not the "pure" C sorting any more. When I issue a 'locale' command, it displays:
Obviously, adding the LC_TIME line in /etc/default/locale makes my system ignore the LC_COLLATE. The order of these two lines doesn't make a difference (hadn't expected one, though).
What's happening here? What am I doing wrong? All I want is to have LC_COLLATE="C" and LC_TIME="en_DK.utf8" effective at the same time.
Thank in advance for any helpful hint.
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