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JavaScript Date toLocaleString()


Get a date as string, using locale conventions:

const d = new Date();
let text = d.toLocaleString();
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The toLocaleString() method returns a Date object as a string, using locale settings.

The default language depends on the locale setup on your computer.

Browser Support

toLocaleString() is an ECMAScript1 (ES1) feature.

ES1 (JavaScript 1997) is fully supported in all browsers:

Chrome Edge Firefox Safari Opera IE
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes


Date.toLocaleString(locales, options)

Parameter Values

Parameter Description

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Optional. Which language specific format to use.
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Legal Values:

ar-SA Arabic (Saudi Arabia)
bn-BD Bangla (Bangladesh)
bn-IN Bangla (India)
cs-CZ Czech (Czech Republic)
da-DK Danish (Denmark)
de-AT Austrian German
de-CH "Swiss" German
de-DE Standard German (as spoken in Germany)
el-GR Modern Greek
en-AU Australian English
en-CA Canadian English
en-GB British English
en-IE Irish English
en-IN Indian English
en-NZ New Zealand English
en-US US English
en-ZA English (South Africa)
es-AR Argentine Spanish
es-CL Chilean Spanish
es-CO Colombian Spanish
es-ES Castilian Spanish (as spoken in Central-Northern Spain)
es-MX Mexican Spanish
es-US American Spanish
fi-FI Finnish (Finland)
fr-BE Belgian French
fr-CA Canadian French
fr-CH "Swiss" French
fr-FR Standard French (especially in France)
he-IL Hebrew (Israel)
hi-IN Hindi (India)
hu-HU Hungarian (Hungary)
id-ID Indonesian (Indonesia)
it-CH "Swiss" Italian
it-IT Standard Italian (as spoken in Italy)
ja-JP Japanese (Japan)
ko-KR Korean (Republic of Korea)
nl-BE Belgian Dutch
nl-NL Standard Dutch (as spoken in The Netherlands)
no-NO Norwegian (Norway)
pl-PL Polish (Poland)
pt-BR Brazilian Portuguese
pt-PT European Portuguese (as written and spoken in Portugal)
ro-RO Romanian (Romania)
ru-RU Russian (Russian Federation)
sk-SK Slovak (Slovakia)
sv-SE Swedish (Sweden)
ta-IN Indian Tamil
ta-LK Sri Lankan Tamil
th-TH Thai (Thailand)
tr-TR Turkish (Turkey)
zh-CN Mainland China, simplified characters
zh-HK Hong Kong, traditional characters
zh-TW Taiwan, traditional characters
options Optional. An object were you can set some properties.
Legal properties:

dateStyle Legal values:
timeStyle "full"
"best-fit" (default)
hour12 false
hourCycle "h11"
weekday "long"
year "2-digit"
month "2-digit"
day "2-digit"
hour "2-digit"
minute "2-digit"
second "2-digit"
timeZoneName "long"

Browser Support for Locales and Options

Chrome IE / Edge Firefox Safari Opera
24 11 29 10 15

Technical Details

Return Value: A String, representing the date and time as a string
JavaScript Version: ECMAScript 1