Using non-English Date Labels in Grapher

Grapher sets your plot date/time formats based on your Windows system locale language. But you can you can also set the date/time format to any language desired.

To use non-English date labels:

  1. Click once on the axis to select it.
  2. In the Property Manager, click the Labels tab.
  3. Click the next to the General section to expand it, if necessary.
  4. Make sure the Use date/time format box is checked.
  5. Click the Select... button in the Major label date/time format field.

  1. Select the appropriate date format in the Predefined date/time formats section and click Insert.
  2. In the Date/Time Format Builder dialog, select the appropriate Language (Country) from the list and click Insert. For instance, if you want to use French, select French (France) -[$-40C].
  3. If the date format you want is not listed, type the date/time format in the Date/Time format (edit to change) box. You can use the M, d, yy, g, h, m, ss, and tt designators. For example, if you want full month names, type MMMM. Verify the Sample looks as expected:

  1. Click OK.

 The graph will automatically update.


Updated May 2023

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