- Drupal 6.16+
- Date API 6.x-2.4
- Internationalization 6.x-1.3
Any date format is stored as system variable (on the global $conf variable).
Since Internationalization module allows to declare some system variables as Multilingual, you could add to your $conf[‘i18n_variables’] on settings.php these lines to use different date format for different languages:
$conf['i18n_variables'] = array( // Other variables // bla bla bla // Date variables 'date_format_long', 'date_format_medium', 'date_format_short', 'date_first_day', );
date_format variables are Long, Medium and Short date format, used in many places (including Views).
date_first_day is the first day displayed on calendars (e.g. Sunday for English, Monday for Italian).
Note that you have to save the value twice via:
And one more time:
After the first time, you can change format as you like without double checking.