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Globalization

Globalization is the combination of adapting the component to various languages by means of parsing and formatting the date or number Internationalization and also by adding cultural specific customizations and translating the text localization

By default, DatePicker date format, week and month names are specific to 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 and it allows to load the culture specific CLDR JSON data by using loadCldr method

The DatePicker component supports only the Gregorian type of calendar. All the Essential JS 2 component are specific to English culture (‘en-US’). If you want to go with the different culture other than English, follow the below steps.

  • Install the CLDR-Data package by using the below command (it installs the CLDR JSON data). To know 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.vue file. To import JSON data we need to install the JSON plugin loader. Here we have used the SystemJS JSON plugin loader.
npm install systemjs-plugin-json --save-dev
  • Once installed, configure the system.config.js configuration settings as like below to map the systemjs-plugin-json loader.
System.config({
    paths: {
        'npm:': './node_modules/',
        'syncfusion:': 'npm:@syncfusion/'

    },
    map: {
        app: 'app',

        //Syncfusion packages mapping
        "@syncfusion/ej2-base": "syncfusion:ej2-base/dist/ej2-base.umd.min.js",
        "@syncfusion/ej2-data": "syncfusion:ej2-data/dist/ej2-data.umd.min.js",
        "@syncfusion/ej2-inputs": "syncfusion:ej2-inputs/dist/ej2-inputs.umd.min.js",
        "@syncfusion/ej2-lists": "syncfusion:ej2-lists/dist/ej2-lists.umd.min.js",
        "@syncfusion/ej2-popups": "syncfusion:ej2-popups/dist/ej2-popups.umd.min.js",
        "@syncfusion/ej2-splitbuttons": "syncfusion:ej2-splitbuttons/dist/ej2-splitbuttons.umd.min.js",
        "@syncfusion/ej2-buttons": "syncfusion:ej2-buttons/dist/ej2-buttons.umd.min.js",
        "@syncfusion/ej2-calendars": "syncfusion:ej2-calendars/dist/ej2-calendars.umd.min.js",
        "@syncfusion/ej2-vue-base": "syncfusion:ej2-vue-base/dist/ej2-vue-base.umd.min.js",
        "@syncfusion/ej2-vue-calendars": "syncfusion:ej2-vue-calendars/dist/ej2-vue-calendars.umd.min.js",
        "cldr-data": 'npm:cldr-data',
        "plugin-json": "npm:systemjs-plugin-json/json.js"
    },
    meta: {
        '*.json': { loader: 'plugin-json' }
    },
    packages: {
        'app': { main: 'app', defaultExtension: 'js' },
        'cldr-data': { main: 'index.js', defaultExtension: 'js' }
    }
});

System.import('app');
  • Now use the loadCldr method to load the culture specific CLDR JSON data from the installed location to app.vue file as like the below code example.
//Load the loadCldr from ej2-base
import { loadCldr } from '@syncfusion/ej2-base';

declare var require: any;

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

The Localization library allows you to localize default text content of the DatePicker. The DatePicker component has static text for today feature that can be changed to other cultures (Arabic, Deutsch, French, etc.) by defining the locale value and translation object.

Locale keywords Text
today Name of the button to choose Today date.
placeholder Hint to describe expected value in input element.
  • Before changing the culture other than English, ensure that locale text for the concerned culture is loaded through load method of L10n class.
//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': {
        'datepicker': { placeholder: 'Wählen Sie ein Datum aus', today: 'heute' }
    }
});
  • Set the culture by using the locale property. The following example demonstrates the DatePicker in German culture.
Source
Preview
app.vue
<template>
    <div id="app">
      <div class='wrapper'>
        <ejs-datepicker id="datepicker" locale='de' ></ejs-datepicker>
      </div>
    </div>
</template>
<script>
import Vue from "vue";
import { loadCldr, L10n } from '@syncfusion/ej2-base';
import { DatePickerPlugin } from "@syncfusion/ej2-vue-calendars";
import * as numberingSystems from './numberingSystems.json';
import * as gregorian from './ca-gregorian.json';
import * as numbers from './numbers.json';
import * as timeZoneNames from './timeZoneNames.json';

Vue.use(DatePickerPlugin);
loadCldr(numberingSystems, gregorian, numbers, timeZoneNames);
L10n.load({
    'de': {
      'datepicker': { placeholder: "Wählen Sie Datum und Uhrzeit",
             today: "heute"}
    }
});
export default {}
</script>

<style>
  @import '../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-base/styles/material.css';
  @import '../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-buttons/styles/material.css';
  @import '../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-inputs/styles/material.css';
  @import '../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-popups/styles/material.css';
  @import "../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-vue-calendars/styles/material.css";
 .wrapper {
    margin: 0px auto;
    width: 240px;
}
</style>

Right-To-Left

The DatePicker supports right-to-left functionality for languages like Arabic, Hebrew to displays the text in the right-to-left direction. Use enableRtl property to set the RTL direction.

Source
Preview
app.vue
<template>
    <div id="app">
      <div class='wrapper'>
        <ejs-datepicker id="datepicker" :locale="locale" :enableRtl="rtl" ></ejs-datepicker>
      </div>
    </div>
</template>
<script>
import Vue from "vue";
import { loadCldr, L10n } from '@syncfusion/ej2-base';
import { DatePickerPlugin } from "@syncfusion/ej2-vue-calendars";
import * as numberingSystems from './numberingSystems.json';
import * as gregorian from './ca-gregorian.json';
import * as numbers from './numbers.json';
import * as timeZoneNames from './timeZoneNames.json';

Vue.use(DatePickerPlugin);
loadCldr(numberingSystems, gregorian, numbers, timeZoneNames);
L10n.load({
    'he': {
      'datepicker': { placeholder: 'הזן תאריך',
             today: 'היו'}
    }
});
export default {
    data () {
       return {
           locale: "he",
           rtl: true
        }
    }
}
</script>

<style>
  @import '../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-base/styles/material.css';
  @import '../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-buttons/styles/material.css';
  @import '../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-inputs/styles/material.css';
  @import '../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-popups/styles/material.css';
  @import "../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-vue-calendars/styles/material.css";
 .wrapper {
    margin: 0px auto;
    width: 240px;
}
</style>