Java Internalization - Locale specific Formatting Date


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Locale can be used to create locale specific formatting over a pattern in SimpleDateFormat class. See the following example of using locale specific SimpleDateFormat class.

IOTester.java

import java.text.ParseException;
import java.text.SimpleDateFormat;
import java.util.Date;
import java.util.Locale;

public class I18NTester {
   public static void main(String[] args) throws ParseException {

      Locale locale = new Locale("da", "DK");
      String pattern = "EEEEE MMMMM yyyy";

      SimpleDateFormat simpleDateFormat = new SimpleDateFormat(pattern);

      Date date = new Date();

      System.out.println(date);
      System.out.println(simpleDateFormat.format(date));

      simpleDateFormat = new SimpleDateFormat(pattern,locale);

      System.out.println(simpleDateFormat.format(date));
   }
}

Output

It will print the following result.

Wed Nov 29 17:48:14 IST 2017
Wednesday November 2017
onsdag november 2017
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