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NAME

DateTime::Locale::Base - Base class for individual locale objects

SYNOPSIS

  use base 'DateTime::Locale::Base';

DEFAULT FORMATS

Each locale has a set of four default date and time formats. They are distinguished by length, and are called "full", "long", "medium", and "short". Each locale may have a different default length which it uses when its $locale->date_format_default(), $locale->time_format_default(), or $locale->datetime_format_default() methods are called.

This can be changed by calling the $locale->set_default_date_format() or $locale->set_default_time_format() methods. These methods accept a string which must be one of "full", "long", "medium", or "short".

NAME FORMS

Most names come in a number of variations. First, they may vary based on length, with wide, abbreviated, and narrow forms. The wide form is typically the full name, while the narrow form is often a single character. The narrow forms may not be unique. For example, "T" may be used for Tuesday and Thursday in the English narrow forms.

Many names also distinguish between "format" and "stand-alone" forms of a pattern. The format pattern is used when the thing in question is being placed into a larger string. The stand-alone form is used when displaying that item by itself, for example in a calendar.

METHODS

All locales provide the following methods:

  • $locale->id()

    The locale's id.

  • $locale->language_id()

    The language portion of the id.

  • $locale->script_id()

    The script portion of the id, if any.

  • $locale->territory_id()

    The territory portion of the id, if any.

  • $locale->variant_id()

    The variant portion of the id, if any.

  • $locale->name()

    The full name for the locale in English.

  • $locale->language()

    The language name for the locale in English.

  • $locale->script()

    The script name for the locale in English, if any.

  • $locale->territory()

    The territory name for the locale in English, if any.

  • $locale->variant()

    The variant name for the locale in English, if any.

  • $locale->native_name()

    The full name for the locale in its native language, if any.

  • $locale->native_language()

    The language name for the locale in its native language, if any.

  • $locale->native_script()

    The script name for the locale in its native language, if any.

  • $locale->native_territory()

    The territory name for the locale in its native language, if any.

  • $locale->native_variant()

    The variant name for the locale in its native language, if any.

  • $locale->month_format_wide()

    Returns an array reference containing the wide format names of the months, with January as the first month.

  • $locale->month_format_abbreviated()

    Returns an array reference containing the abbreviated format names of the months, with January as the first month.

  • $locale->month_format_narrow()

    Returns an array reference containing the narrow format names of the months, with January as the first month.

  • $locale->month_stand_alone_wide()

    Returns an array reference containing the wide stand-alone names of the months, with January as the first month.

  • $locale->month_stand_alone_abbreviated()

    Returns an array reference containing the abbreviated stand-alone names of the months, with January as the first month.

  • $locale->month_stand_alone_narrow()

    Returns an array reference containing the narrow stand-alone names of the months, with January as the first month.

  • $locale->day_format_wide()

    Returns an array reference containing the wide format names of the days, with Monday as the first day.

  • $locale->day_format_abbreviated()

    Returns an array reference containing the abbreviated format names of the days, with Monday as the first day.

  • $locale->day_format_narrow()

    Returns an array reference containing the narrow format names of the days, with Monday as the first day.

  • $locale->day_stand_alone_wide()

    Returns an array reference containing the wide stand-alone names of the days, with Monday as the first day.

  • $locale->day_stand_alone_abbreviated()

    Returns an array reference containing the abbreviated stand-alone names of the days, with Monday as the first day.

  • $locale->day_stand_alone_narrow()

    Returns an array reference containing the narrow stand-alone names of the days, with Monday as the first day.

  • $locale->quarter_format_wide()

    Returns an array reference containing the wide format names of the quarters.

  • $locale->quarter_format_abbreviated()

    Returns an array reference containing the abbreviated format names of the quarters.

  • $locale->quarter_format_narrow()

    Returns an array reference containing the narrow format names of the quarters.

  • $locale->quarter_stand_alone_wide()

    Returns an array reference containing the wide stand-alone names of the quarters.

  • $locale->quarter_stand_alone_abbreviated()

    Returns an array reference containing the abbreviated stand-alone names of the quarters.

  • $locale->quarter_stand_alone_narrow()

    Returns an array reference containing the narrow stand-alone names of the quarters.

  • $locale->era_wide()

    Returns an array reference containing the wide names of the eras, with "BCE" first.

  • $locale->era_abbreviated()

    Returns an array reference containing the abbreviated names of the eras, with "BCE" first.

  • $locale->era_narrow()

    Returns an array reference containing the abbreviated names of the eras, with "BCE" first. However, most locales do not differ between the narrow and abbreviated length of the era.

  • $locale->am_pm_abbreviated()

    Returns an array reference containing the abbreviated names of "AM" and "PM".

  • $locale->date_format_long()

  • $locale->date_format_full()

  • $locale->date_format_medium()

  • $locale->date_format_short()

    Returns the CLDR date pattern of the appropriate length.

  • $locale->date_formats()

    Returns a hash reference of CLDR date patterns for the date formats, where the keys are "full", "long", "medium", and "short".

  • $locale->time_format_long()

  • $locale->time_format_full()

  • $locale->time_format_medium()

  • $locale->time_format_short()

    Returns the CLDR date pattern of the appropriate length.

  • $locale->time_formats()

    Returns a hash reference of CLDR date patterns for the time formats, where the keys are "full", "long", "medium", and "short".

  • $locale->datetime_format_long()

  • $locale->datetime_format_full()

  • $locale->datetime_format_medium()

  • $locale->datetime_format_short()

    Returns the CLDR date pattern of the appropriate length.

  • $locale->datetime_formats()

    Returns a hash reference of CLDR date patterns for the datetime formats, where the keys are "full", "long", "medium", and "short".

  • $locale->date_format_default()

  • $locale->time_format_default()

  • $locale->datetime_format_default()

    Returns the default CLDR date pattern. The length of this format is based on the value of $locale->default_date_format_length() and/or $locale->default_time_format_length().

  • $locale->default_date_format_length()

  • $locale->default_time_format_length()

    Returns the default length for the format, one of "full", "long", "medium", or "short".

  • $locale->set_default_date_format_length()

  • $locale->set_default_time_format_length()

    Sets the default length for the format. This must be one of "full", "long", "medium", or "short".

  • $locale->prefers_24_hour_time()

    Returns a boolean indicating the preferred hour format for this locale.

  • $locale->first_day_of_week()

    Returns a number from 1 to 7 indicating the local first day of the week, with Monday being 1 and Sunday being 7. For example, for a US locale this returns 7.

  • $locale->available_formats()

    A list of format names, like "MMdd" or "yyyyMM". This should be the list directly supported by the subclass, not its parents.

  • $locale->format_for($key)

    Given a valid name, returns the CLDR date pattern for that thing, if one exists.

SUPPORT

See DateTime::Locale.

AUTHORS

Richard Evans <rich@ridas.com>

Dave Rolsky <autarch@urth.org>

COPYRIGHT

Copyright (c) 2003 Richard Evans. Copyright (c) 2004-2005 David Rolsky. All rights reserved. This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

The full text of the license can be found in the LICENSE file included with this module.




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