Update Raspberry pi Locales

Update Locales: Follow these instructions to Update the Locales information in pistar.

Instructions: Follow the instructions to the right to update Locales information. Pistar defaults to the UK format. i.e. DD/MM/YYYY. The U.S format is MM/DD/YYYY. If you wish to change to the U.S format follow the instructions to the right.

If you have a Nextion Display, then on the idle MMDVM page, the date field in the top line is Locales sending the date and time to the display.
HTML Templates

Welcome to the Setup Locales Page



************* CHANGING THE DATE FORMAT: *************

// Pistar defaults to the UK date and time format:
// DD/MM/YYYY (Day, Month, Year)
// MM/DD/YYYY (Month, Day, Year) is the USA format
// There may be times when you want to change the way
// a date is displayed, for example, if you're using a
// Nextion screen. This can't be done via Pi-Star
// Configuration; instead, you must configure the system
// Locales setting from the Linux prompt in pistar.

Log into Pi-Star via SSH.

// Note: I tested this a lot of times in various ways.
// If I used Pi-Star's built-in SSH Access client, it
// all worked fine. If I used an external SSH client,
// after rebooting, when I returned to the Pi-Star
// dashboard in my browser, MMDVMHost would stop running,
// and I needed to power off the hotspot and then restart
// to get things working properly, including the new locale.

//Enable read-write mode:

rpi-rw

// Open the locales configuration utility:
// It usually takes a moment to open.

sudo dpkg-reconfigure locales

// When the Configuring locales window opens, an introductory
// message is displayed. Use the arrow keys to navigate down
// to the locale that is selected. It will be one of the
// en_GB locales selected. There will be an asterisk in the
// brackets. Press the space bar to un-select en_GB.
// After un_selecting en_GB, use the arrow keyes to scroll
// down to en_US.UTF-8 UTF-8 and press the space bar to select.
// After selecting en_US.UTF-8 UTF-8, then press the Tab key to
// highlight and press Enter. The window will flash and you
// will see a new window with a highlight. Now be sure
// en_US.UTF-8 is highlighted and press Tab which will highlight
// OK. Now press Enter. You will be dropped back to the Linux
// Prompt. You will see a message "Generating locales (this might
// take a while)". Wait for the locales to be generated.
// Next, you will see "en_US.UTF-8... done".
// Generation complete

// Now, reboot pistar and the new locale will take effect.

sudo reboot