DateTime::Locale::FromData - Class for locale objects instantiated from pre-defined data
my $locale = DateTime::Locale::FromData->new(%lots_of_data)
This class is used to represent locales instantiated from the data in the DateTime::Locale::Data module.
This class provides the following methods:
The complete locale id, something like "en-US".
The language portion of the code, like "en".
The script portion of the code, like "Hant".
The territory portion of the code, like "US".
The variant portion of the code, like "POSIX".
The locale's complete name, which always includes at least a language component, plus optional territory and variant components. Something like "English United States". The value returned will always be in English.
The relevant component from the locale's complete name, like "English" or "United States".
The locale's complete name in localized form as a UTF-8 string.
The relevant component from the locale's complete native name as a UTF-8 string.
These methods all return an array reference containing the specified data.
The methods with "format" in the name should return strings that can be used a part of a string, like "the month of July". The stand alone values are for use in things like calendars as opposed to a sentence.
The narrow forms may not be unique (for example, in the day column heading for a calendar it's okay to have "T" for both Tuesday and Thursday).
The wide name should always be the full name of thing in question. The narrow name should be just one or two characters.
These methods return a reference to the data stored in the locale object. If you change this reference's contents, this will affect the data in the locale object! You should clone the data first if you want to modify it.
These methods return strings appropriate for the DateTime->format_cldr method.
These are accessed by passing a name to $locale->format_for(...), where the name is a CLDR-style format specifier.
The return value is a string suitable for passing to $dt->format_cldr, so you can do something like this:
print $dt->format_cldr( $dt->locale->format_for('MMMdd') )
which for the "en" locale would print out something like "08 Jul".
Note that the localization may also include additional text specific to the locale. For example, the "MMMMd" format for the "zh" locale includes the Chinese characters for "day" (日) and month (月), so you get something like "8月23日".
This should return a list of all the format names that could be passed to $locale->format_for.
See the documentation for individual locales for details and examples of these formats. The format names that are available vary by locale.
These methods return strings appropriate for the DateTime->strftime method. However, you are strongly encouraged to use the other format methods, which use the CLDR format data. They are primarily included for the benefit for DateTime::Format::Strptime.
The CLDR version from which this locale was generated.
Returns a boolean indicating whether or not the locale prefers 24-hour time.
Returns a number from 1 to 7 indicating the local first day of the week, with Monday being 1 and Sunday being 7.
Returns a clone of the original data used to create this locale as a hash. This is here to facilitate creating custom locales via DateTime::Locale-register_data_locale>.
Bugs may be submitted at https://github.com/houseabsolute/DateTime-Locale/issues.
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The source code repository for DateTime-Locale can be found at https://github.com/houseabsolute/DateTime-Locale.
Dave Rolsky <email@example.com>
This software is copyright (c) 2003 - 2023 by Dave Rolsky.
This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.
The full text of the license can be found in the LICENSE file included with this distribution.
To install DateTime::Locale, copy and paste the appropriate command in to your terminal.
perl -MCPAN -e shell
For more information on module installation, please visit the detailed CPAN module installation guide.