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Changing locale globally
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// From 2.8.1 onward moment.locale(String); moment.locale(String[]); moment.locale(String, Object); // Deprecated in 2.8.1 moment.lang(String); moment.lang(String[]); moment.lang(String, Object);

By default, Moment.js comes with English (United States) locale strings. If you need other locales, you can load them into Moment.js for later use.

To load a locale, pass the key and the string values to moment.locale.

More details on each of the parts of the locale bundle can be found in the customization section.

moment.locale('fr', {
    months : "janvier_février_mars_avril_mai_juin_juillet_août_septembre_octobre_novembre_décembre".split("_"),
    monthsShort : "janv._févr._mars_avr._mai_juin_juil._août_sept._oct._nov._déc.".split("_"),
    weekdays : "dimanche_lundi_mardi_mercredi_jeudi_vendredi_samedi".split("_"),
    weekdaysShort : "dim._lun._mar._mer._jeu._ven._sam.".split("_"),
    weekdaysMin : "Di_Lu_Ma_Me_Je_Ve_Sa".split("_"),
    longDateFormat : {
        LT : "HH:mm",
        LTS : "HH:mm:ss",
        L : "DD/MM/YYYY",
        LL : "D MMMM YYYY",
        LLL : "D MMMM YYYY LT",
        LLLL : "dddd D MMMM YYYY LT"
    },
    calendar : {
        sameDay: "[Aujourd'hui à] LT",
        nextDay: '[Demain à] LT',
        nextWeek: 'dddd [à] LT',
        lastDay: '[Hier à] LT',
        lastWeek: 'dddd [dernier à] LT',
        sameElse: 'L'
    },
    relativeTime : {
        future : "dans %s",
        past : "il y a %s",
        s : "quelques secondes",
        m : "une minute",
        mm : "%d minutes",
        h : "une heure",
        hh : "%d heures",
        d : "un jour",
        dd : "%d jours",
        M : "un mois",
        MM : "%d mois",
        y : "une année",
        yy : "%d années"
    },
    ordinalParse : /\d{1,2}(er|ème)/,
    ordinal : function (number) {
        return number + (number === 1 ? 'er' : 'ème');
    },
    meridiemParse: /PD|MD/,
    isPM: function (input) {
        return input.charAt(0) === 'M';
    },
    // in case the meridiem units are not separated around 12, then implement
    // this function (look at locale/id.js for an example)
    // meridiemHour : function (hour, meridiem) {
    //     return /* 0-23 hour, given meridiem token and hour 1-12 */
    // },
    meridiem : function (hours, minutes, isLower) {
        return hours < 12 ? 'PD' : 'MD';
    },
    week : {
        dow : 1, // Monday is the first day of the week.
        doy : 4  // The week that contains Jan 4th is the first week of the year.
    }
});

Once you load a locale, it becomes the active locale. To change active locales, simply call moment.locale with the key of a loaded locale.

moment.locale('fr');
moment(1316116057189).fromNow() // il y a une heure
moment.locale('en');
moment(1316116057189).fromNow() // an hour ago

As of 2.8.0, changing the global locale doesn't affect existing instances.

moment.locale('fr');
var m = moment(1316116057189);
m.fromNow(); // il y a une heure

moment.locale('en');
m.fromNow(); // il y a une heure
moment(1316116057189).fromNow(); // an hour ago

moment.locale returns the locale used. This is useful because Moment won't change locales if it doesn't know the one you specify.

moment.locale('fr'); // 'fr'
moment.locale('tq'); // 'fr'

You may also specify a list of locales, and Moment will use the first one it has localizations for.

moment.locale(['tq', 'fr']); // 'fr'

Moment will also try locale specifier substrings from most-specific to least-specific until it finds a locale it knows. This is useful when supplying Moment with a locale string pulled from the user's environment, such as window.navigator.language.

moment.locale('en-NZ'); // 'en'

Finally, Moment will search intelligently through an array of locales and their substrings.

moment.locale(['en-NZ', 'en-AU']); // 'en-au', not 'en'