DateTime Localization rendering problems RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have a datagrid where one column has DATE in SHORT / LONG format.

    Some of our international customers reported that the month name is rendered as SQUARES (missing font). Setting the Format (in control panel - Regional and Language option) to US-English shows things correctly.

    To reproduce the problem, here are the steps:

    1. Define a date time list and bind it to datagrid.

    2. On the client machine, In Control Panel, go to Regional & Language Settings

    3. Go to Formats tab, select PERSIAN (here both long and short date format DO NOT have english characters) ==> Microsoft Excel and others immediately pick up the locale strings.

    4. Open the browser and open the page with datagrid and see the rendering problems of date.

    Sunday, February 8, 2009 8:02 AM