and about the second - vote fro this feature in our wiki.
you are right it's my mistake, localization works perfectly. Sorry
About the seconds on calendar i worked on the rich:calendar of richfaces 3.2.1GA , you can get my changes here http://jboss.com/index.html?module=bb&op=viewtopic&p=4160551#4160551
It could be useful for others so... just think about the integration of these little changes into your code :)
If you decide to integrate it have to know i haven't been able yet to preset the datetime in the footer when open the calendar (it isn't a aproblem in our environment so i didn't spent to much time but for the final component of course it should work correctly)
I solved the problem about the preset of time when a day is selected so now rich:calendar manage even the seconds with format "...... HH:mm:ss" and "..... hh:mm:ss a".
For rich developers: as you can see changes impact only 3 files. It shouldn't be hard work to compare with old code and make quickly test so if you think it could be useful for others too you could think about to integrate that changes into your develompment environment for the next richfaces version.
thanks for your patch we'll investigate your changes.