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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.

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.


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, 
            System.out.println(locales[i].getDisplayLanguage() "\t : " + s);

English   : Saturday, 11 October 2008
French   : samedi 11 octobre 2008
Italian   : sabato 11 ottobre 2008

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