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Display Date in Any Language Using PHP

by | Feb 20, 2012 | 0 comments

If your site is in a different language than English then you must need to display date and time in that language in your site.It is very easy to display date in any language with php.

You can do this by using str_replace() function.All you have to do replace the numbers, months and day names with your wanted language’s words.
Str_replace() function is used to replace parts of a PHP string with new value.

I am going to create a function named translated_date_and_time()  and do every thing inside that and when I call this function anywhere in my php script it will display date in the language that I want.I am going to use Bengali here.

Definition of the translator function:

	function translated_date_and_time()
		//First take the value of date() function
		$date = date('g:i A F j, Y');
		//Translate the numbers
		$english_numbers = array(0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9);
		$translated_numbers = array('০','১','২','৩','৪','৫','৬','৭','৮','৯');
		$date = str_replace($english_numbers,$translated_numbers,$date);
		//Translate the months
		$english_months = array(
		$translated_months = array(
		$date = str_replace($english_months,$translated_months,$date);
		//Translate Am and PM
		$english_am_pm = array("AM","PM");
		$translated_am_pm = array('এম','পিএম');
		$date = str_replace($english_am_pm,$translated_am_pm,$date);
		return $date;

Now it is time to call our function:

echo translated_date_and_time();

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