Formatting Date for a Locale Example

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Formatting Date for a Locale Example

This example shows how to format Date using SimpleDateFormat class. In this program we are format date for different locales.

This example shows how to format Date using SimpleDateFormat class. In this program we are format date for different locales.

Formatting Date for a Locale Example

     

This example shows how to format Date using SimpleDateFormat class. In this program we are format date for different locales.

Description of the code :

SimpleDateFormat() : SimpleDateFormat class use for formatting and parsing dates. It allows for formatting date into text , parsing text into date and normalization.

format() : This method is used for format Date class object into date / time and appends the it into the StringBuffer.

LocaleFormat.java
import java.text.*;
import java.util.*;

public class LocaleFormat {
    public static void main(String args[]) {
        Locale[] locales = {Locale.UK, Locale.FRANCE, Locale.ITALIAN};
        Date date = new Date();
        String s;
      for (int i = 0; i < locales.length; i++) {
          s = SimpleDateFormat.getDateInstance(SimpleDateFormat.FULL, 
                                               locales[i]).format(date);
         System.out.println(locales[i].getDisplayLanguage() + "\t : " + s);
        }
    }
}


When you run this application it will display message as shown below:

English : Saturday, 11 October 2008 French : samedi 11 octobre 2008

Italian : sabato 11 ottobre 2008

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