Sorry, i can not understand what you say.
To all guys:
i think the real question is about the code os.date("%x %a")
in English OS it display "4/2/2011 Fri"(maybe),
in my pc(Chinese OS) it display "2011/2/4 星期五"
if i only write sTime = os.date("%x"), it work fine
but if i write sTime = "今日情報：" .. os.date("%x %a"), it can not show.
this issue happen on Rainlendar_Message() too.
i posted the skin that include this issue on customize.org/rainlendar/skins/79993
you can download it to try.