PHP's setlocale in JavaScript

Here’s what our current JavaScript equivalent to PHP's setlocale looks like.

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How to use

You you can install via npm install locutus and require it via require('locutus/php/strings/setlocale'). You could also require the strings module in full so that you could access strings.setlocale instead.

If you intend to target the browser, you can then use a module bundler such as Browserify, webpack or rollup.js.

ES5/ES6

This function targets ES5, but as of Locutus 2.0.2 we also support ES6 functions. Locutus transpiles to ES5 before publishing to npm.

A community effort

Not unlike Wikipedia, Locutus is an ongoing community effort. Our philosophy follows The McDonald’s Theory. This means that we don't consider it to be a bad thing that many of our functions are first iterations, which may still have their fair share of issues. We hope that these flaws will inspire others to come up with better ideas.

This way of working also means that we don't offer any production guarantees, and recommend to use Locutus inspiration and learning purposes only.

Notes

  • Is extensible, but currently only implements locales en, en_US, en_GB, en_AU, fr, and fr_CA for LC_TIME only; C for LC_CTYPE; C and en for LC_MONETARY/LC_NUMERIC; en for LC_COLLATE Uses global: locutus to store locale info Consider using http://demo.icu-project.org/icu-bin/locexp as basis for localization (as in i18n_loc_set_default())

  • This function tries to establish the locale via the window global. This feature will not work in Node and hence is Browser-only

Examples

Please note that these examples are distilled from test cases that automatically verify our functions still work correctly. This could explain some quirky ones.

#codeexpected result
1setlocale('LC_ALL', 'en_US')'en_US'

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