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.
The following 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.
The following methods return strings appropriate for the
A locale may also offer one or more formats for displaying part of a datetime, such as the year and month, or hour and minute.
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
There are also some miscellaneous methods:
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.
The CLDR version from which this locale was generated.
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.
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