The LC_TIME category defines the rules and symbols that are used to format date and
Note: ISO 8601 allows different formats for dates, one form is YYYY-MM-DD, another is
YYYYMMDD. Each clause in this specification specifies which specific format of ISO
8601 that is used there.
%a %d %b %Y %r %Z (=Thu 04 Aug 2006 09:00am CET)
Define the abbreviated weekday names for calendar systems with
weeks of constant length, to be referenced by the %a field descriptor.
The length of the week and a Gregorian date for the first weekday is
defined by the "week" keyword. The operand consists of semicolon-
separated strings. The first string is the abbreviated name of the day
corresponding to the first day of the week (default Sunday), the
second the abbreviated name of the day corresponding to the second
day of the week (default Monday), and so on.
%a %b %e %H:%M:%S %Z %Y
Define the appropriate representation of a postal address such as street and city. The proper formatting of a person’s name and title is done with the "name_fmt" keyword of the LC_NAME category. The operand consists of a string, and can contain any combination of characters and field descriptors. In addition, the string can contain field descriptors defined below.
Each field descriptor may have an <R> after the <%> to specify that the information is
taken from a Romanized version string of the entity.
NOTE: There are a number of variations for specifying a location among the cultures.
Some of the information, like the middle names, or even the family name, is not used
in some cultures. The specification here should be regarded as a starting point for this
%a%N%f%N%d%N%b%N%h %s %e %r%N%T, %S %z%N%c%N
Define the appropriate representation of a telephone number for international use. The operand consists of a string, and can contain any combination of characters and field descriptors. In addition, the string can contain field descriptors (see above). glibc only support "aAlc" descriptors.