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Globalization in Angular TimePicker component

Globalization is the combination of internationalization and localization. You can adapt the component to various languages by means of parsing and formatting the date or number internationalization and also add culture specific customization and translation to the text localization.

By default, the time format and meridian names are specific to the American English culture. It utilizes the Essential JavaScript 2 Internationalization package to parse and format the date object based on the culture by using the official UNICODE CLDR JSON data. It provides the loadCldr method to load culture specific CLDR JSON data. To go with the different culture other than English, follow the steps below.

  • Install the CLDR-Data package by using the following command (it installs all the CLDR JSON data. To known more about CLDR-Data refer the CLDR-Data link.
npm install cldr-data --save
  • Once the package installed, you can find the culture specific JSON data under the location \node_modules\cldr-data.
  • Now import the installed CLDR JSON data into the app.component.ts file.
  • Now use the loadCldr method to load the culture specific CLDR JSON data from the installed location to app.component.ts file.
  • TimePicker displayed Sunday as the first day of week based on default culture (“en-US”). If you want to display the TimePicker with loaded culture’s first day of week, you need to import weekdata.json file from the cldr-data/suppemental as given in the code example.
import { loadCldr } from '@syncfusion/ej2-base';

declare var require: any;

loadCldr(
    require('cldr-data/supplemental/numberingSystems.json'),
    require('cldr-data/main/de/ca-gregorian.json'),
    require('cldr-data/main/de/numbers.json'),
    require('cldr-data/supplemental/weekdata.json') // To load the culture based first day of week
);
  • Before changing to a culture other than English, ensure that the locale text for the concerned culture is loaded through L10n.load method.
//Load the L10n from ej2-base
import { L10n } from '@syncfusion/ej2-base';

//load the locale object to set the localized placeholder value
L10n.load({
    'de': {
        'timepicker': { placeholder: 'Wählen Sie Zeit' }
    }
});
  • Set the culture by using the locale property. In the following code example, the TimePicker component is initialized in German culture with corresponding localized text.
import { Component } from '@angular/core';
import { L10n, loadCldr } from '@syncfusion/ej2-base';
import { enableRipple } from '@syncfusion/ej2-base';

//enable ripple style
enableRipple(true);

declare var require: any;

loadCldr(
    require('cldr-data/supplemental/numberingSystems.json'),
    require('cldr-data/main/de/ca-gregorian.json'),
    require('cldr-data/main/de/numbers.json')
);

@Component({
    selector: 'app-root',
    template: `
        <ejs-timepicker [locale]='culture'></ejs-timepicker>
        `
})

export class AppComponent {
    public culture: string = 'de';
    constructor() {}
    ngOnInit(): void {
        L10n.load({
            'de': {
                'timepicker': { placeholder: 'Wählen Sie Zeit' }
            }
        });
    }
}

The following sample demonstrate the TimePicker component in German culture.

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app.component.ts
app.module.ts
main.ts
import { Component } from '@angular/core';
import { loadCldr, L10n } from '@syncfusion/ej2-base';
// Here we have referred local json files for preview purpose
import * as numberingSystems from './numberingSystems.json';
import * as gregorian from './ca-gregorian.json';
import * as numbers from './numbers.json';
import { enableRipple } from '@syncfusion/ej2-base';

//enable ripple style
enableRipple(true);

loadCldr(numberingSystems, gregorian, numbers);

@Component({
    selector: 'app-root',
    template: `
        <ejs-timepicker [locale]='locale' [value]='dateValue'></ejs-timepicker>
        `
})

export class AppComponent {
    public locale: string = 'de';
    public dateValue: Date = new Date();
    constructor() {}
    ngOnInit(): void {
        L10n.load({
            'de': {
                'timepicker': { placeholder: 'Wählen Sie Zeit' }
            }
        });
    }
}
import { NgModule } from '@angular/core';
import { BrowserModule } from '@angular/platform-browser';
import { TimePickerModule } from '@syncfusion/ej2-angular-calendars';
import { AppComponent } from './app.component';


/**
 * Module
 */
@NgModule({
    imports: [
        BrowserModule,
        TimePickerModule
    ],
    declarations: [AppComponent],
    bootstrap: [AppComponent]
})
export class AppModule { }
import { platformBrowserDynamic } from '@angular/platform-browser-dynamic';
import { enableProdMode } from '@angular/core';
import { AppModule } from './app.module';

enableProdMode();
platformBrowserDynamic().bootstrapModule(AppModule);

Right-To-Left

The TimePicker supports RTL (right-to-left) functionality for languages like Arabic and Hebrew to displays the text in the right-to-left direction. Use enableRtl property to set the RTL direction.

The following code example demonstrates the TimePicker component in Arabic culture. It also explains how to set localized text to the placeholder using L10n.load method.

import { Component } from '@angular/core';
import { L10n, loadCldr } from '@syncfusion/ej2-base';
import { enableRipple } from '@syncfusion/ej2-base';

//enable ripple style
enableRipple(true);

declare var require: any;

loadCldr(
    require('cldr-data/supplemental/numberingSystems.json'),
    require('cldr-data/main/ar/ca-gregorian.json'),
    require('cldr-data/main/ar/numbers.json')
);

@Component({
    selector: 'app-root',
    template: `
        <ejs-timepicker [locale]='culture' [enableRtl]='isRTL' [value]='dateValue'></ejs-timepicker>
        `
})

export class AppComponent {
    public culture: string = 'ar';
    public isRTL: boolean = true;
    public dateValue: Date = new Date();
    constructor() {
    }
    ngOnInit(): void {
        L10n.load({
            'ar': {
                'timepicker': { placeholder: 'حدد الوقت' }
            }
        });
    }
}

The following example demonstrates TimePicker in Arabic culture with right-to-left direction.

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app.component.ts
app.module.ts
main.ts
import { Component } from '@angular/core';
import { loadCldr, L10n } from '@syncfusion/ej2-base';
// Here we have referred local json files for preview purpose
import * as numberingSystems from './numberingSystems.json';
import * as gregorian from './ca-gregorian.json';
import * as numbers from './numbers.json';
import { enableRipple } from '@syncfusion/ej2-base';

//enable ripple style
enableRipple(true);

loadCldr(numberingSystems, gregorian, numbers);

@Component({
    selector: 'app-root',
    template: `
        <ejs-timepicker [locale]='locale' [enableRtl]='isRTL' [value]='dateValue'></ejs-timepicker>
        `
})

export class AppComponent {
    public locale: string = 'ar';
    public isRTL: boolean = true;
    public dateValue: Date = new Date();
    constructor() {
    }
    ngOnInit(): void {
        L10n.load({
            'ar': {
                'timepicker': { placeholder: 'حدد الوقت' }
            }
        });
    }
}
import { NgModule } from '@angular/core';
import { BrowserModule } from '@angular/platform-browser';
import { TimePickerModule } from '@syncfusion/ej2-angular-calendars';
import { AppComponent } from './app.component';


/**
 * Module
 */
@NgModule({
    imports: [
        BrowserModule,
        TimePickerModule
    ],
    declarations: [AppComponent],
    bootstrap: [AppComponent]
})
export class AppModule { }
import { platformBrowserDynamic } from '@angular/platform-browser-dynamic';
import { enableProdMode } from '@angular/core';
import { AppModule } from './app.module';

enableProdMode();
platformBrowserDynamic().bootstrapModule(AppModule);