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IntlCalendar::getLocaleGet the locale associated with the object


Object-oriented style

public IntlCalendar::getLocale(int $type): string|false

Procedural style

intlcal_get_locale(IntlCalendar $calendar, int $type): string|false

Returns the locale used by this calendar object.



An IntlCalendar instance.


Whether to fetch the actual locale (the locale from which the calendar data originates, with Locale::ACTUAL_LOCALE) or the valid locale, i.e., the most specific locale supported by ICU relatively to the requested locale – see Locale::VALID_LOCALE. From the most general to the most specific, the locales are ordered in this fashion – actual locale, valid locale, requested locale.

Return Values

A locale string or false on failure.


Example #1 IntlCalendar::getLocale()

= IntlCalendar::createInstance(IntlTimeZone::getGMT(), 'en_US_CALIFORNIA');

The above example will output:

string(2) "en"
string(5) "en_US"

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