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Date_HumanDiff

Generate textual time differences that are easily understandable by humans.

The class supports minutes, hours, days, weeks, months and years.

Examples:

  • 5 seconds ago -> just now
  • 65 seconds ago -> a minute ago
  • 120 seconds ago -> 2 minutes ago
  • a week ago
  • 3 weeks ago
  • a month ago
  • 8 months ago
  • a year ago
  • 5 years ago

Usage

<?php
require_once 'Date/HumanDiff.php';
$dh = new Date_HumanDiff();
echo $dh->get(time() - 3600);//shows "an hour ago"
echo $dh->get(time() + 3600 * 24, time()); //shows "tomorrow"

?>

Supported languages

  • German
  • English
  • Greek
  • Persian
  • Russian

Use a language with setLocale():

$dh = new Date_HumanDiff();
$dh->setLocale('de');
echo $dh->get(time() - 60 * 5) . "\n"; //shows "vor 5 Minuten"

Other libraries

https://github.com/azer/relative-date/blob/master/lib/relative-date.js
Javascript; library that's been used as base for Date_HumanDiff
https://github.com/rmm5t/jquery-timeago
Javascript; with localization options
http://pypi.python.org/pypi/py-pretty
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