No Date & Time in i3 menu bar

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My I3 menubar does not show date and time.THough I have the following in my ~/.config/i3status/config

tztime local {
format = "%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S"
hide_if_equals_localtime = true

locale = "en_IN.UTF-8"

My locale output


Even after putting this

tztime local {
format = "%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S"
hide_if_equals_localtime = true

tztime berlin {
format = "%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S %Z"
timezone = "Europe/Berlin"

still cant see date and time in i3 menu bar

Reboot or super + shift + r


still no date and time :frowning:

Do you live in Germany?

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NO,i live in India


You see it work for me, did you see something or nothing about time and date?

or try

tztime local {
# format = "%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S    %Z  "
# format = "<span color='#ffffff'>%time</span>"
format = " ◔ %H:%M:%S | %a. %d.%m.%Y "
locale = "de_DE.UTF-8"

locale to India.



Thanks a Lot

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