I get: Wed Aug 21 13:34:00 CEST 2002 Mi, 21 Aug 2002, 13:34:00 Mi is 'Mittwoch' which is German for 'Wednesday'. I also suppose that the months are translated to German, as I am using the German time-settings. How can I get the date in the format Wed, 21 Aug 2002, 13:34:00 In short: I need to format Date(), but keep the English names. How can I do this? Thanks in advance Lisa Greetings from Germany !
You can create a Locale class object with language as English and use this Locale object in the Constructor of SimpleDateFormat class e.g Locale l= new Locale("en","DE"); SimpleDateFormat sdf = new SimpleDateFormat("EEE, dd MMM yyyy, HH:mm:ss",l); You can specify the required language and country code in the Locale constructor Veena
Joined: Aug 21, 2002
Hi Veena, thank you for your help, this did solve my problem. I guess SimpleDateFormat gets the systems country and language settings and formats the given date using these settings. Am I right? So, when I'm using e.g. English settings for country and language on my system I will get the English day-names without using the Locale object explicitly? Again, thanks for your help! Lisa
Originally posted by Lisa Drebendorf: I guess SimpleDateFormat gets the systems country and language settings and formats the given date using these settings. Am I right?
Yes. See java.util.Locale.getDefault() [ August 22, 2002: Message edited by: Ilja Preuss ]
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