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Zend_Locale_Format::setOptions(array $options)

The 'precision' option of a value is used to truncate or stretch extra digits. A value of '-1' disables modification of the number of digits in the fractional part of the value. The 'locale' option helps when parsing numbers and dates using separators and month names. The date format 'format_type' option selects between CLDR/ISO date format specifier tokens and PHP's date() tokens. The 'fix_date' option enables or disables heuristics that attempt to correct invalid dates. The 'number_format' option specifies a default number format for use with toNumber() (see this section).

The 'date_format' option can be used to specify a default date format string, but beware of using getDate(), checkdateFormat() and getTime() after using setOptions() with a 'date_format'. To use these four methods with the default date format for a locale, use array('date_format' => null, 'locale' => $locale) for their options.

Example 547. Dates default to correct locale of web users

::setOptions(array('locale' => 'en_US',
'fix_date' => true,
'format_type' => 'php'));

For working with the standard definitions of a locale the option Zend_Locale_Format::STANDARD can be used. Setting the option Zend_Locale_Format::STANDARD for date_format uses the standard definitions from the actual set locale. Setting it for number_format uses the standard number format for this locale. And setting it for locale uses the standard locale for this environment or browser.

Example 548. Using STANDARD definitions for setOptions()

::setOptions(array('locale' => 'en_US',
'date_format' => 'dd.MMMM.YYYY'));
// overriding the global set date format
$date Zend_Locale_Format::getDate('2007-04-20',
'date_format' =>

// global setting of the standard locale
Zend_Locale_Format::setOptions(array('locale' => Zend_Locale_Format::STANDARD,
'date_format' => 'dd.MMMM.YYYY'));

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