The %:a allows to get the full weekday in the Time-stamp. My system-time-locale is fr_FR.UTF-8. I am using the Time-stamp in a Markdown file, inside a pandoc title block, which I export to html, so I can then use the so created pandoc date variable in suitable html template.

I use a prefix dernière mise à jour le, (meaning last update on), hence according to French orthographic rules I need for example lundi, not Lundi.

Is there anyway to set-up time-stamp-format to produce a lowercase full week of the day? I see only %:a which however produces like in English week days with first letter uppercased.

  • I approved addition of org-mode tag, but let me point out I am using directly time-stamp-format, time-stamp-start, time-stamp-end as Local Variables in a buffer whose major mode is Markdown. – jfbu Sep 26 '17 at 9:03
  • When I went looking for time-stamp-format, I only found org-time-stamp-format to be defined in my own Emacs, so that's why I added the tag. Only later I saw the docs for time-stamp-format. Regarding your question, I do not think it is possible to get a lower-case date using only time-stamp-format. – Arnot Sep 26 '17 at 9:19
  • @Arnot thanks for the org-mode tag and time you spent on this, I explained the background only to clarify -;) Well, I am sad to hear about not there being escape here. If I could leave the time-stamp on its line, encapsulated sort-of in some e-Lisp expression so that say on next line the week-day is "corrected" that could solve my problem. – jfbu Sep 26 '17 at 10:05
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    @Arnot @jfbu In the context of this question, time-stamp-format is unrelated to org-mode. format-time-string is relevant because it is a subroutine of time-stamp. Thus the question is more about locales and how to customise them, in particular w.r.t. letter case. – Basil Sep 26 '17 at 10:32
  • @Basil there is a localization tag, would it be appropriate here? (it has no description) – jfbu Sep 26 '17 at 11:18

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