Other / Locales
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config.yml-file you can set the Locale to be used by Bolt. A locale is
a set of parameters that defines the used language, country and any special
variant preferences that are used in Bolt's frontend.
Currently, the locale settings are only used for date formatting on the Frontend and Backend of your site, but we're looking into adding localization features for other parts of the Frontend and the Backend as well.
The Locale setting is defined in the
config.yml-file like this:
As you can see, the locale consists of two parts: The language part, and the
country part. In some cases the codes are the same, like
Dutch/Netherlands. In other cases they are different, like
English/United States. Which values are supported depends on your server
settings, so you might have to try which setting works best for you. Some
common options are:
Locale Language Country en_US English United States en US en_GB English Great Britain en GB it_IT Italian Italy it IT es_ES Spanish Spain es ES da_DK Danish Denmark da DK de_DE German Germany de DE el_GR Greek Greece el GR fr_FR French France fr FR it_IT Italian Italy it IT nl_NL Dutch Netherlands nl NL nb_NO Norwegian Bokmål Norway nb NO pl_PL Polish Poland pl PL pt_PT Portuguese Portugal pt PT ru_RU Russian Russian Federation ru RU sv_SE Swedish Sweden sv SE
A much longer list of possible options can be found here: List of Locales, languages and countrycodes.
localedatetime() function and filter uses the setting from
set the language for the date formatting. For an overview of the options, see
php.net's strftime page, and the documentation
section on localedatetime().