GSoC idea: Country holiday service for calendar and calendar improvements

todd rme toddrme2178 at
Sat Mar 17 08:54:34 GMT 2012

On Fri, Mar 16, 2012 at 5:10 PM, Mark <markg85 at> wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 16, 2012 at 4:09 PM, John Layt <john at> wrote:
>> On Saturday 10 Mar 2012 01:15:03 Mark wrote:
>> > Hi,
>> >
>> > Disclaimer: This is just an idea. I don't have plans to make this and i
>> > sadly lack the time to even implement it. However, someone might be
>> > interested to mentor this and someone else might be interested to do
>> > this
>> > as a GSoC project. Provided that something alike isn't already existing.
>> > I
>> > didn't do a lot of searching prior of making this mail.
>> Hi Mark,
>> I'm one of the maintainers of the KHolidays library which provides the
>> holiday
>> events throughout KDE, and sometimes contributor to the plasma
>> clock/calendar.
>> You can find some information about KHolidays at
>> , in particular some details
>> about
>> plans for a new version of the file format and library that should be more
>> flexible and portable and easier to contribute to.  Ideally the data files
>> would be a cross-desktop effort.
>> You can also find some more details in the slides for a talk I gave at the
>> last Desktop Summit.  Sadly no video survived :-) See
>> calendar-systems-and-holidays
>> It could be an interesting GSoC project to try implement the new file
>> format
>> and library, but I'm not sure I can mentor it, I tried last year and made
>> a
>> hash of it, and I'm unlikely to have enough time this year either.
>> It does sound like there are some problems with your config, Holidays in
>> the
>> Plasma Clock do seem to work correctly for most people now.  Perhaps find
>> and
>> delete the config file for the clock?  Or try it in a new user to see if
>> it is
>> broken there?
> Well, i found that one. My system was set at en_us for the locale. I
> switched it to dutch. That works fine for the calendar.
> However, now some applications are displayed in dutch as well and that's not
> what i wanted. I somehow want to let my system know i'm in the Netherlands,
> but want to have the english language.

Locale -> country, region, and language -> Preferred languages, and
move English to the top of the list.  You should probably look at all
the options in that module, there is a lot you can configure.


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