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React Native Globalize

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Simple globalization library for React Native. Provides access to all formatting options as well as easy-to-use React Native components.

How does it work?

Because it's based on the jQuery Globalize project, React Native Globalize can format and parse numbers, format and parse dates, format currency, and format messages (using the ICU message pattern) using the correct plural rules for the language/locale.

The important thing to note is all this functionality depends entirely on CLDR data. While a huge number of languages/locales and currencies are available in this data, only some are loaded by default. This is done for performance reasons as loading hundreds of megabytes of CLDR data would massively inflate app bundle sizes and startup times. The default languages and currencies are listed below, and you can always pass additional CLDR data directly if you need additional language/locale or currency support. Using the default configuration should only increase your bundle size slightly and negligibly affect startup time, but if you want more control, customize!

Want to customize the included locales and/or currencies? Just fork the repo, edit the two arrays in gulpfile.js to suit your needs, run gulp cldr, and you've got your own custom version with only what you need.

Default Locales & Currencies

const locales = [
  'am',           // Amharic
  'ar',           // Arabic
  'bg',           // Bulgarian
  'bn',           // Bengali
  'ca',           // Catalan
  'cs',           // Czech
  'da',           // Danish
  'de',           // German
  'el',           // Greek
  'en',           // English (United States)
  'en-GB',        // English (Great Britain)
  'es',           // Spanish
  'es-419',       // Spanish (Latin America & Caribbean)
  'et',           // Estonian
  'fa',           // Farsi
  'fi',           // Finnish
  'fil',          // Filipino
  'fr',           // French
  'gu',           // Gujarati
  'he',           // Hebrew
  'hi',           // Hindi
  'hr',           // Croatian
  'hu',           // Hungarian
  'id',           // Indonesian
  'it',           // Italian
  'ja',           // Japanese
  'kn',           // Kannada
  'ko',           // Korean
  'lt',           // Lithuanian
  'lv',           // Latvian
  'ml',           // Malayalam
  'mr',           // Marathi
  'ms',           // Malay
  'nb',           // Norwegian
  'nl',           // Dutch
  'pl',           // Polish
  'pt',           // Portuguese
  'pt-PT',        // Portuguese (Portugal)
  'ro',           // Romanian
  'ru',           // Russian
  'sk',           // Slovak
  'sl',           // Slovenian
  'sr',           // Serbian
  'sv',           // Swedish
  'sw',           // Swahili
  'ta',           // Tamil
  'te',           // Telugu
  'th',           // Thai
  'tr',           // Turkish
  'uk',           // Ukrainian
  'vi',           // Vietnamese
  'zh',           // Chinese
  'zh-Hans',      // Chinese (Simplified)
  'zh-Hant',      // Chinese (Traditional)
];

const currencies = [
  'CAD',          // Canadian Dollar
  'EUR',          // Euro
  'GBP',          // British Pound
  'USD',          // US Dollar
];

Usage

Place FormattedProvider at the root of your application to propagate the required context to all components. Then use any of the included components or access the formatting functions directly from the React Context (see below) anywhere in your application.

NOTE: Version 2.0.0 and up requires React >= 16.3.1 & React Native >= 0.55.0!

FormattedProvider

Props

Prop Type Default Description
locale String en The language/locale to be used for formatting.
currency String USD The default currency code to be used for currency formatting.
messages Object ICU-formatted messages for use with FormattedMessage and getMessageFormatter.
cldr Array Additional CLDR data to load (e.g. cldr={[require('path/to/file.json'), require('path/to/anotherFile.json')]}).
localeFallback Boolean false Automatically attempt to find a fallback when CLDR data for the selected locale is missing (e.g. en_NZ -> en).
warnOnMissingMessage Boolean true Display a warning message when a message key is missing.
import { FormattedProvider } from 'react-native-globalize';

const Messages = {
  en: {
    hello: 'Hello',
  },
  es: {
    hello: 'Hola',
  },
};

class MyApp extends PureComponent {
  render() {
    return (
      <FormattedProvider locale="en" currency="USD" messages={Messages}>
        <App />
      </FormattedProvider>
    )
  }
}

FormattedCurrency

Props

Prop Type Default Description
value Number Required. The number you want to format.
currency String Defaults to currency set on FormattedWrapper.
style TextStyle Styles to apply to resulting Text node.
maximumFractionDigits Int Non-negative integer indicating the maximum fraction digits to be shown. Numbers will be rounded or padded with trailing zeroes as necessary.
minimumFractionDigits Int Non-negative integer indicating the minimum fraction digits to be shown. Numbers will be rounded or padded with trailing zeroes as necessary.
minimumIntegerDigits Int Non-negative integer indicating the minimum integer digits to be shown. Numbers will be padded with leading zeroes as necessary.
maximumSignificantDigits Int Non-negative integer indicating the maximum significant digits to be shown. Numbers will be rounded or padded with trailing zeroes as necessary.
minimumSignificantDigits Int Non-negative integer indicating the minimum significant digits to be shown. Numbers will be rounded or padded with trailing zeroes as necessary.
numberStyle String symbol Formatting style to use when displaying currency. Values: symbol ($1.00), accounting, code (1.00 USD), or name (1.00 US dollar).
round String round Controls the rounding method used when rouding required (e.g. when using maximumFractionDigits). Values: ceil, floor, round, or truncate.
useGrouping Boolean true Whether a grouping separator should be used.

Note: Using maximumFractionDigits, minimumFractionDigits, ..., useGrouping overrides the language default derived from CLDR.

import { FormattedCurrency } from 'react-native-globalize';

class MyComponent extends PureComponent {
  render() {
    return (
      <FormattedCurrency
        value={9.99}
        currency="USD"
        style={{ color: 'red' }} />
    );
  }
}
// $9.99

FormattedDate

Props

Prop Type Default Description
value Date Required. The date object you want to format.
date String One of: full, long, medium, short. Outputs just a date (e.g. Monday, November 1, 2010).
datetime String One of: full, long, medium, short. Outputs a datetime (e.g. Monday, November 1, 2010 at 5:55:00 PM GMT-02:00).
skeleton String Date format skeleton. See the CLDR documentation. Not all options work
style TextStyle Styles to apply to resulting Text node.
time String One of: full, long, medium, short. Outputs just a time (e.g. 5:55:00 PM GMT-02:00).

Only ONE of skeleton, date, time, and datetime should be specified.

import { FormattedDate } from 'react-native-globalize';

class MyComponent extends PureComponent {
  render() {
    return (
      <FormattedDate
        value={new Date()}
        style={{ color: 'red' }}
        skeleton="yMd" />
    );
  }
}
// 12/31/2015

FormattedMessage

Format a message based on the ICU message format pattern and variables.

Props

Prop Type Default Description
message Array/String Required. The key of the message you want to format. Can be passed as a string (e.g. test/hello) or an array (e.g. ['test', 'hello']).
defaultMessage String A string to display if the message key does not exist. Otherwise, the message key itself will be displayed.
style TextStyle Styles to apply to resulting Text node.
values Object {} Variables for replacement/formatting.
  • Values/variables can also be passed as props. Any additional props other than the 4 above will be merged with the values object. Note: Specific props will override the values object if both are given and keys collide.
  • Values can also be components. See the last example below.
  • See ICU message formatting guidelines for more info.
// Messages added via FormattedWrapper
const Messages = {
  en: {
    hello: 'Hey {first} {middle} {last},',
    test: {
      select: '{gender, select, female {{host} invites {guest} to her party} male {{host} invites {guest} to his party} other {{host} invites {guest} to their party}}',
      plural: 'You have {count, plural, one {one task} other {{count} tasks}} remaining',
      component: 'Hey {name}, you asked me to remind you about {item} at {time}!',
    },
  },
};

// Example 1
import { FormattedMessage } from 'react-native-globalize';

class MyComponent extends PureComponent {
  render() {
    return (
      <FormattedMessage
        message="hello"
        first="John"
        middle="William"
        last="Smith"
        style={{ color: 'red' }} />
    );
  }
}
// Hey John William Smith,

// Example 2
import { FormattedMessage } from 'react-native-globalize';

class MyComponent extends PureComponent {
  render() {
    return (
      <FormattedMessage
        message="test/select"
        values={{ gender: 'male', host: 'Josh', guest: 'Andrea' }}
        style={{ color: 'red' }} />
    );
  }
}
// Josh invites Andrea to his party

// Example 3
import { FormattedMessage } from 'react-native-globalize';

class MyComponent extends PureComponent {
  render() {
    return (
      <FormattedMessage
        message={['test', 'select']}
        gender="female"
        host="Jennifer"
        guest="Michael"
        style={{ color: 'red' }} />
    );
  }
}
// Jennifer invites Michael to her party

// Example 4
import { FormattedMessage } from 'react-native-globalize';

class MyComponent extends PureComponent {
  render() {
    return (
      <FormattedMessage
        message="test/plural"
        values={{ count: 4 }}
        style={{ color: 'red' }} />
    );
  }
}
// You have 4 tasks remaining

// Example 5
import { FormattedMessage } from 'react-native-globalize';

class MyComponent extends PureComponent {
  render() {
    return (
      <FormattedMessage
        message="test/component"
        name="Josh"
        item="buying groceries"
        time={<FormattedDate value={new Date()} time="short" />} />
    );
  }
}
// Hey Josh, you asked me to remind you about buying groceries at 4:00 PM

FormattedNumber

Props

Prop Type Default Description
value Number Required. The number you want to format.
style TextStyle Styles to apply to resulting Text node.
maximumFractionDigits Int Non-negative integer indicating the maximum fraction digits to be shown. Numbers will be rounded or padded with trailing zeroes as necessary.
minimumFractionDigits Int Non-negative integer indicating the minimum fraction digits to be shown. Numbers will be rounded or padded with trailing zeroes as necessary.
minimumIntegerDigits Int Non-negative integer indicating the minimum integer digits to be shown. Numbers will be padded with leading zeroes as necessary.
maximumSignificantDigits Int Non-negative integer indicating the maximum significant digits to be shown. Numbers will be rounded or padded with trailing zeroes as necessary.
minimumSignificantDigits Int Non-negative integer indicating the minimum significant digits to be shown. Numbers will be rounded or padded with trailing zeroes as necessary.
numberStyle String symbol Formatting style to use when displaying currency. Values: symbol ($1.00), accounting, code (1.00 USD), or name (1.00 US dollar).
round String round Controls the rounding method used when rouding required (e.g. when using maximumFractionDigits). Values: ceil, floor, round, or truncate.
useGrouping Boolean true Whether a grouping separator should be used.

Note: Using maximumFractionDigits, minimumFractionDigits, ..., useGrouping overrides the language default derived from CLDR.

import { FormattedNumber } from 'react-native-globalize';

class MyComponent extends PureComponent {
  render() {
    return (
      <FormattedNumber
        value={1.5}
        minimumFractionDigits={2}
        style={{ color: 'red' }} />
    )
  }
}
// 1.50

// Arabic (ar) selected
import { FormattedNumber } from 'react-native-globalize';

class MyComponent extends PureComponent {
  render() {
    return (
      <FormattedNumber
        value={3.141592}
        style={{ color: 'red' }} />
    )
  }
}
// ٣٫١٤٢

FormattedPlural

Props

Prop Type Default Description
value Number Required. The value you want to base plural selection on.
style TextStyle Styles to apply to resulting Text node.
type String cardinal Control plural type. Values: cardinal or ordinal.
other Node Node to output when plural type is other or when node for type is not specified.
zero Node Node to output when plural type is zero.
one Node Node to output when plural type is one.
two Node Node to output when plural type is two.
few Node Node to output when plural type is few.
many Node Node to output when plural type is many.
import { FormattedPlural } from 'react-native-globalize';

class MyComponent extends PureComponent {
  render() {
    return (
      <FormattedPlural
        value={0}
        zero={<Text>:(</Text>}
        other={<Text>:)</Text>} />
    );
  }
}
// :(

FormattedRelativeTime

Props

Prop Type Default Description
value Date Required. The date you want to use to compute the difference from.
unit String Required. One of: best, second, minute, hour, day, week, month, year.
form Mixed One of: short, narrow, 0, false. Change output type.
style TextStyle Styles to apply to resulting Text node.
import { FormattedRelativeTime } from 'react-native-globalize';

class MyComponent extends PureComponent {
  render() {
    return (
      <FormattedRelativeTime
        value={myDateObject}
        unit="best"
        style={{ color: 'red' }} />
    );
  }
}
// 2 days ago

FormattedTime

See FormattedDate. All props and functionality are identical.

withGlobalize

You can access formatting functions directly should you need programmatic access to the results or if a component is not appropriate. The withGlobalize HOC will inject a globalize prop into your component, allowing you to access the same methods the Formatted* components use. For this to work, you must still have FormattedProvider at the root of you application.

import { withGlobalize } from 'react-native-globalize';

class MyComponent extends PureComponent {
  myFunction() {
    const dateFormatter = this.props.globalize.getDateFormatter({skeleton: 'yMd'});
    const formattedDate = dateFormatter(new Date());

    const currencyFormatter = this.props.globalize.getCurrencyFormatter('USD', { minimumFractionDigits: 0, maximumFractionDigits: 0 });
    const formattedCurrency = currencyFormatter(9.99);
  }
}

export default withGlobalize(MyComponent);

Globalize

A few static methods are also available on the Globalize class. You can check whether CLDR data has been loaded for a given locale, get an array of all loaded locales, load additional CLDR data, and load additional ICU-formatted messages. Check out the examples below.

import { Globalize } from 'react-native-globalize';

// Check if a locale has CLDR data
Globalize.localeIsLoaded('en');
// true

// Get an array of all loaded locales
Globalize.availableLocales();
// [ 'am', 'ar', ... ]

// Load additional CLDR data
Globalize.load([require('path/to/cldr/file.json')]);

// Load additional messages
Globalize.loadMessages({
  en: {
    test: 'Hi Josh!',
  },
});

License

 Copyright (c) 2015-2018 Josh Swan

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