How to set locale for parsing in moment.js?

by edmond_brakus , in category: Javascript , 7 months ago

How to set locale for parsing in moment.js?

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by rollin , 6 months ago

@edmond_brakus 

To set the locale for parsing in moment.js, you can use the locale() function. Here is an example of how you can set the locale for parsing:

  1. Include the moment.js library in your HTML file:
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<script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/moment.js/2.29.1/moment.min.js"></script>


  1. Set the locale for parsing using the locale() function:
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// Import the locale you want to use (e.g., 'en' for English)
moment.locale('en');

// Parse a date with the specified locale
var date = moment('12/25/2021', 'L').toDate();

// Format the parsed date
var formattedDate = moment(date).format('LL');

console.log(formattedDate); // Output: December 25, 2021


In the example above, we are using the moment.locale('en') function to set the locale to English. Then, we are parsing a date string 12/25/2021 using the 'L' format pattern, which corresponds to the locale-specific short date format. Finally, we are formatting the parsed date using the moment().format('LL') function, which displays the date in a long format (e.g., "December 25, 2021").


You can replace 'en' with the desired locale code (e.g., 'fr' for French, 'de' for German, etc.) to set the locale accordingly.