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locale_set_default

Set the default Locale ()
bool locale_set_default ( string name )

Sets the default Locale for PHP programs. Please note that this has nothing to do with setlocale() nor with the system locale.

Parameters

name

The new Locale name. A comprehensive list of the supported locales is available at » http://demo.icu-project.org/icu-bin/locexp.

Return Values

Returns TRUE on success or FALSE on failure.

Examples

Example 908. A locale_set_default() example

This example demonstrates a possible usage of locale_set_default() to localize the sort() functions.

<?php

// the list of the strings to sort
$array = array(
   
'caramelo',
   
'cacto',
   
'caзada'
);

// set our locale (Portuguese, in this case)
locale_set_default('pt_PT');

// sort using the locale we previously set
sort($array, SORT_LOCALE_STRING);

print_r($array);
?>

The above example will output:

Array
(
   [0] => caзada
   [1] => cacto
   [2] => caramelo
)

If we didn't use the locale, PHP would sort the string using the ASCII characters value, thus returning (wrongly):

Array
(
   [0] => cacto
   [1] => caramelo
   [2] => caзada
)