[Perl] Multilingual date

Shlomo Yona shlomo at siftology.com
Wed Feb 13 06:22:14 PST 2002

"Reuven M. Lerner" wrote:
> >>>>> Shlomo Yona writes:
>   Shlomo> I am looking for a way to get a date in Perl, which is
>   Shlomo> sensitive to the locale used.  What I mean, is, if I'm with
>   Shlomo> a Frech locale, I'll get the answer using French
>   Shlomo> conventions, and If my locale is German, I will get the date
>   Shlomo> using German conventions.
> Here's what it says at the bottom of "perldoc -f localtime":
>     To get somewhat similar but locale dependent date strings, set up
>     your locale environment variables appropriately (please see
>     perllocale) and try for example:
>     use POSIX qw(strftime);
>     $now_string = strftime "%a %b %e %H:%M:%S %Y", localtime;
>     Note that the %a and %b, the short forms of the day of the week
>     and the month of the year, may not necessarily be three characters
>     wide.


Thanks for your answer.
I tried that. Tried that even with another locale, yet I still get the
days in English and not in the locale language.
Perhaps I'm doing something wrong?

Shlomo Yona.
Software Engineer.
Siftology Ltd. Israel.
Shlomo.Yona at Siftology.com

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