Drupal version: 8.3.5
Language: only German language installed (to avoid /de/ in URLs)
Modules: only "Tayonomy menu" and "Markdown filter"
Installation: early of 2017 from scratch
Cache rebuild: "drush cr" used all the time after having changed something
I cannot change the Drupal 8 posting date format of articles and book pages into a German format (day before month). It seems to use the "Default medium date". The posting dates at the abstracts on the starting page remain always English (month before day):
But I already changed "Default medium date" into German style such that day comes before month. admin/config/regional/date-time/formats/manage/medium looks good: http://beginnersmind.de/pics/scrshots/DefaultMediumDate.png
But: admin/config/regional/date-time always shows the wrong date pattern by ignoring the modification:
"drush cr" does not help. I always get month before day.
Update: I was able to verify this behaviour with a clean new and empty Drupal 8.3.5 install! Without having the German language installed I am able to edit the English date format. admin/config/regional/date-time shows the configured patterns. However, after having installed and activated German it is not possible to change the date-time format any more. The name of the day turns into German, but the date pattern does no longer reflect the configured state.
Note: The meaning of the date 07/10/2017 depends on the language:
- English: July 10, 2017
- German: Oct 7, 2017
So it is confusing for readers if an English date format is applied to a German text.
- Did I miss any necessary config action?
- Is this a bug?