[MlMt] Displaying the midnight hour

Philip Paeps philip at trouble.is
Mon Jan 3 02:44:22 EST 2022

On 2022-01-03 12:52:47 (+0800), Antonio Leding wrote:
> Hello & Happy New Year fellow Mailmate users — Quick question re: 
> how Mailmate displays time between the top-of-midnight and 1am…
> My research informs me that both 00:00 and 24:00 are, in some 
> situations, used interchangeably for the top-of-the-hour at midnight.  
> However, that same research shows that the time between midnight and 
> 1am are denoted using 00:xx format; consider “Zero Dark Thirty” = 
> 30 minutes past midnight or 00:30.  In fact, I was unable to find any 
> standardized uses of the 24:xx format for describing times between the 
> top-of-midnight & 1am; all of the refs I found used 00:xx.
> I have discovered that Mailmate displays times between top-of-midnight 
> & 1am using the 24:xx format so, with the above in mind, I wanted to 
> ask if this is intentional or a bug?

It's a system-wide configuration setting.  Check under System Settings 
-> Language & Region -> Advanced -> Times.  I don't know if there's any 
region that has [0]1-24 as default but it's certainly an option for 
people who like it that way.


Philip Paeps
Senior Reality Engineer
Alternative Enterprises

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