Java : Date Format Locale and Internationalization

java.text.SimpleDateFormat class is subclass for java.text.DateFormat which use to convert String to Date and Date to different formatted String. DateFormat class supports TimeZone and Locale specific conversions also.

In below example you will see conversion of date to different Internationalization date by using Locale in SimpleDateFormat.

Example

package com.date;

import java.text.SimpleDateFormat;
import java.util.Date;
import java.util.Locale;
public class DateFormatLocaleAndInternationalization {

// Date formats
private static final String MAIN_DATE_FORMAT = "yyyy-MM-dd'T'hh:mm:ss.SSS'Z'";

public static void main(String[] args) {

Date date = new Date();
System.out.println("Date:" + date);

SimpleDateFormat formatter = new SimpleDateFormat(MAIN_DATE_FORMAT, Locale.CANADA);
System.out.println("CANADA DATE :" + formatter.format(date));

formatter = new SimpleDateFormat(MAIN_DATE_FORMAT, Locale.CANADA_FRENCH);
System.out.println("CANADA FRENCH DATE :" + formatter.format(date));

formatter = new SimpleDateFormat(MAIN_DATE_FORMAT, Locale.GERMANY);
System.out.println("GERMANY :" + formatter.format(date));

formatter = new SimpleDateFormat(MAIN_DATE_FORMAT, Locale.CHINESE);
System.out.println("CHINESE DATE :" + formatter.format(date));
formatter = new SimpleDateFormat(MAIN_DATE_FORMAT, Locale.ITALIAN);
System.out.println("ITALIAN :" + formatter.format(date));

formatter = new SimpleDateFormat(MAIN_DATE_FORMAT, Locale.TAIWAN);
System.out.println("TAIWAN DATE :" + formatter.format(date));

	}

}

Output


Date:Mon Jul 30 12:01:13 PDT 2018
CANADA DATE :2018-07-30T12:01:13.909Z
CANADA FRENCH DATE :2018-07-30T12:01:13.909Z
GERMANY :2018-07-30T12:01:13.909Z
CHINESE DATE :2018-07-30T12:01:13.909Z
ITALIAN :2018-07-30T12:01:13.909Z
TAIWAN DATE :2018-07-30T12:01:13.909Z
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