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IntlDateFormatter::create

datefmt_create

IntlDateFormatter::__construct

(PHP 5 >= 5.3.0, PECL intl >= 1.0.0)

IntlDateFormatter::create -- datefmt_create -- IntlDateFormatter::__constructCreate a date formatter

Description

Object oriented style

static IntlDateFormatter IntlDateFormatter::create ( string $locale , int $datetype , int $timetype [, string $timezone [, int $calendar [, string $pattern ]]] )

Object oriented style (constructor)

IntlDateFormatter::__construct() ( string $locale , int $datetype , int $timetype [, string $timezone [, int $calendar [, string $pattern ]]] )

Procedural style

IntlDateFormatter datefmt_create ( string $locale , int $datetype , int $timetype [, string $timezone [, int $calendar [, string $pattern ]]] )

Create a date formatter

Parameters

locale

Locale to use when formatting or parsing.

datetype

Date type to use (none, short, medium, long, full). This is one of the IntlDateFormatter constants.

timetype

Time type to use (none, short, medium, long, full). This is one of the IntlDateFormatter constants.

timezone

Time zone ID, default is system default.

calendar

Calendar to use for formatting or parsing; default is Gregorian. This is one of the IntlDateFormatter calendar constants.

pattern

Optional pattern to use when formatting or parsing. Possible patterns are documented at » http://userguide.icu-project.org/formatparse/datetime.

Return Values

Examples

Example #1 datefmt_create() example

<?php
$fmt 
datefmt_create"en_US" ,IntlDateFormatter::FULLIntlDateFormatter::FULL,
    
'America/Los_Angeles'IntlDateFormatter::GREGORIAN  );
echo 
"First Formatted output is ".datefmt_format$fmt 0);
$fmt datefmt_create"de-DE" ,IntlDateFormatter::FULLIntlDateFormatter::FULL,
    
'America/Los_Angeles',IntlDateFormatter::GREGORIAN  );
echo 
"Second Formatted output is ".datefmt_format$fmt 0);

$fmt datefmt_create"en_US" ,IntlDateFormatter::FULLIntlDateFormatter::FULL,
     
'America/Los_Angeles',IntlDateFormatter::GREGORIAN  ,"MM/dd/yyyy");
echo 
"First Formatted output with pattern is ".datefmt_format$fmt 0);
$fmt datefmt_create"de-DE" ,IntlDateFormatter::FULLIntlDateFormatter::FULL,
     
'America/Los_Angeles',IntlDateFormatter::GREGORIAN  ,"MM/dd/yyyy");
echo 
"Second Formatted output with pattern is ".datefmt_format$fmt 0);
?>

Example #2 OO example

<?php
$fmt 
= new IntlDateFormatter"en_US" ,IntlDateFormatter::FULLIntlDateFormatter::FULL,
    
'America/Los_Angeles',IntlDateFormatter::GREGORIAN  );
echo 
"First Formatted output is ".$fmt->format(0);
$fmt = new IntlDateFormatter"de-DE" ,IntlDateFormatter::FULLIntlDateFormatter::FULL
    
'America/Los_Angeles',IntlDateFormatter::GREGORIAN  );
echo 
"Second Formatted output is ".$fmt->format(0);

$fmt = new IntlDateFormatter"en_US" ,IntlDateFormatter::FULLIntlDateFormatter::FULL
     
'America/Los_Angeles',IntlDateFormatter::GREGORIAN  ,"MM/dd/yyyy");
echo 
"First Formatted output with pattern is ".$fmt->format(0);
$fmt = new IntlDateFormatter"de-DE" ,IntlDateFormatter::FULLIntlDateFormatter::FULL,
      
'America/Los_Angeles',IntlDateFormatter::GREGORIAN "MM/dd/yyyy");
echo 
"Second Formatted output with pattern is ".$fmt->format(0);
?>

The above example will output:

First Formatted output is Wednesday, December 31, 1969 4:00:00 PM PT
Second Formatted output is Mittwoch, 31. Dezember 1969 16:00 Uhr GMT-08:00
First Formatted output with pattern is 12/31/1969
Second Formatted output with pattern is 12/31/1969
         

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daniel dot rhodes at warpasylum dot co dot uk
3 years ago
It should be noted that the locale string passed into IntlDateFormatter's constructor supports UCA keywords. So you can, for example, do things like this to output the year as a Japanese era year:

<?php
$now
= new DateTime();    //DateTime is a core PHP class as of version 5.2.0

$formatter = new IntlDateFormatter('ja_JP', IntlDateFormatter::FULL,
       
IntlDateFormatter::FULL, 'Asia/Tokyo', IntlDateFormatter::GREGORIAN);

echo
'It is now: "' . $formatter->format($now) . '" in Tokyo' . "\n";
//above gives [It is now: "2011年8月19日金曜日 23時32分27秒JST" in Tokyo]

$formatter = new IntlDateFormatter('ja_JP@calendar=japanese', IntlDateFormatter::FULL,
       
IntlDateFormatter::FULL, 'Asia/Tokyo', IntlDateFormatter::TRADITIONAL);

echo
'It is now: "' . $formatter->format($now) . '" in Tokyo' . "\n";
//above gives [It is now: "平成23年8月19日金曜日 23時32分27秒JST" in Tokyo]
?>
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mikko dot rantalainen at peda dot net
2 years ago
Documentation says "timezone: Time zone ID, default is system default."

The "system default" really means only the "TZ" environment variable on Unix/Linux systems. It does not mean PHP ini setting or value set via date_default_timezone_set() or the OS default time zone in file "/etc/timezone".
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