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Posts: 45
Registered: ‎07-29-2008
My Device: Z10 Red, 8900, PlayBook
My Carrier: E-Plus

How is QLocale::MeasurementSystem set?



how is the QLocale::MeasurementSystem working? To me it seems that the value depends only the current language and not on the current setting of "Measurement System" in System Settings - Language and Input.


The Distance Measurement can be switch between Feet and Yard. Can I access this setting via QLocale too?

Klaus Nahr
Posts: 6,473
Registered: ‎12-08-2010
My Device: PlayBook, Z10
My Carrier: none

Re: How is QLocale::MeasurementSystem set?

You can use https://developer.blackberry.com/cascades/reference/bb__system__localehandler.html to get to that measurement system setting.


I'm not aware of a way to retrieve the Feet/Yards switch yet, but I haven't looked for it at all either.

Peter Hansen -- (BB10 and dev-related blog posts at http://peterhansen.ca.)
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Posts: 45
Registered: ‎07-29-2008
My Device: Z10 Red, 8900, PlayBook
My Carrier: E-Plus

Re: How is QLocale::MeasurementSystem set?

As far as I tested, changing the Region has no effect on QLocale::MeasurementSystem, only changing the language.


For example: If the language is German and the region United States, the QLocale::MeasurementSystem is still Metric. When changing the language to English, the QLocale::MeasurementSystem switches to Imperial.


For language English and region India (HIndi) the QLocale::MeasurementSystem is Imperial, which is wrong, as they are using Metric. At least in Language and Input Metric is shown.


Klaus Nahr
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Posts: 6
Registered: ‎12-14-2012
My Device: Z10 Limited Edition
My Carrier: Claro

How retrieve current MeasurementSystem ?

Any news about this problem?


I think this system settings can be read with "System UI" but do not understand how: http://developer.blackberry.com/cascades/reference/user_interface_system_ui.html


Any idea?