Confluence: How do I change the format of date selected by the date picker (//)?

The date coming out of it follows d-MMM-yyyy format, and I'd like to have yyyy-m-d, but don't know how to achieve that. The date format configured in Confluence's General Configuration has no influence over this.

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Date is actually displayed differently depending on your local/language computer settings and/or internet browser language settings... (I do not remember which one but it has been confirmed by support somehow...) a user with a German windows will be displayed differently as a user with English one.

This leads to major problems when using this // formatting: see

Hi, I run into this same issue with my customers installation. The // notation results in html5 time tag and how the time is displayed is decided by confluence when rendering the page.

Displayed format seems to be effected by system locale and chosen confluence language. And there is no way to override these as far as I know, does Atlassian have any plans to make this configurable? Or is there any workaround?

I this case the locale is fi_FI and confluence language pack is in english. This combination results in a display format which is not english or finish.

Please Atlassian, make this configurable.


Jesse Lahtinen

Polar Shift Ltd.

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