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The IntlDateFormatter class


Date Formatter is a concrete class that enables locale-dependent formatting/parsing of dates using pattern strings and/or canned patterns.

This class represents the ICU date formatting functionality. It allows users to display dates in a localized format or to parse strings into PHP date values using pattern strings and/or canned patterns.

Class synopsis

IntlDateFormatter {
/* Methods */
IntlDateFormatter::__construct ( string $locale , integer $datetype , integer $timetype [, string $timezone [, integer $calendar [, string $pattern ]]] )
static IntlDateFormatter IntlDateFormatter::create ( string $locale , integer $datetype , integer $timetype [, string $timezone [, integer $calendar [, string $pattern ]]] )
string IntlDateFormatter::format ( mixed $value )
string IntlDateFormatter::getLocale ([ integer $which ] )
array IntlDateFormatter::localtime ( string $value [, integer &$position ] )
integer IntlDateFormatter::parse ( string $value [, integer &$position ] )
boolean IntlDateFormatter::setCalendar ( integer $which )
boolean IntlDateFormatter::setLenient ( boolean $lenient )
boolean IntlDateFormatter::setPattern ( string $pattern )
boolean IntlDateFormatter::setTimeZoneId ( string $zone )

Predefined Constants

These constants are used to specify different formats in the constructor for DateType and TimeType.

IntlDateFormatter::NONE (string)
Do not include this element
IntlDateFormatter::FULL (string)
Completely specified style (Tuesday, April 12, 1952 AD or 3:30:42pm PST)
IntlDateFormatter::LONG (string)
Long style (January 12, 1952 or 3:30:32pm)
IntlDateFormatter::MEDIUM (string)
Medium style (Jan 12, 1952)
IntlDateFormatter::SHORT (string)
Most abbreviated style, only essential data (12/13/52 or 3:30pm)

The following int constants are used to specify the calendar. These calendars are all based directly on the Gregorian calendar. Non-Gregorian calendars need to be specified in locale. Examples might include locale="hi@calendar=BUDDHIST".

IntlDateFormatter::TRADITIONAL (string)
Non-Gregorian Calendar
IntlDateFormatter::GREGORIAN (string)
Gregorian Calendar

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