JavaScript String - localeCompare() Method


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Description

This method returns a number indicating whether a reference string comes before or after or is the same as the given string in sorted order.

Syntax

The syntax of localeCompare() method is −

string.localeCompare( param )

Argument Details

param − A string to be compared with string object.

Return Value

  • 0 − If the string matches 100%.

  • 1 − no match, and the parameter value comes before the string object's value in the locale sort order

  • -1 −no match, and the parameter value comes after the string object's value in the local sort order

Example

Try the following example.

<html>
   <head>
      <title>JavaScript String localeCompare() Method</title>
   </head>
   
   <body>
   
      <script type="text/javascript">
         var str1 = new String( "This is beautiful string" );
         var index = str1.localeCompare( "XYZ" );
         document.write("localeCompare first :" + index ); 
         
         document.write("<br />" ); 
         
         var index = str1.localeCompare( "AbCD ?" );
         document.write("localeCompare second :" + index ); 
      </script>
      
   </body>
</html>

Output

localeCompare first :-1
localeCompare second :1  

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