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Hi Readers,
Can you helpout on this query,
I want to display time as per the locale user passed.
Am providing a API call as follows
public static String getCurrentDateTime1(Locale alocale, String pattern){}

Here when when user passes locale object,
say for ex: " en_SG" i  need to display time as per singapore locale. If passed as "en_US" should disaply current time of US when this API is called.
As US locale will have dfferent timezone's, is it possible to have locale specific timing by just passing locale object to API method call.

Mine current Implementation:
public static String getCurrentDateTime1(Locale alocale, String pattern) {
        Calendar now = Calendar.getInstance(alocale);
        java.util.Date localeDate = now.getTime();
        SimpleDateFormat formatter = new SimpleDateFormat (pattern,alocale);
        TimeZone tz=formatter.getTimeZone();
        System.out.println("======The Locale passed ========="+alocale);
        System.out.println("====== Timezone details========="+tz);
        String dateString = formatter.format(localeDate);
        return dateString;
}

Here am getting mine System timezone independent of locale i passed.

Can any one suggest in this iisue.

Thanks,

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there is no relationship between locala and timezone, you'll need to specify timezone seperately.
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>         TimeZone tz=formatter.getTimeZone();

that will return the default system tz
you need to instead set the tz

public static String getCurrentDateTime1(Locale alocale, Timezone tz, String pattern) {
        Calendar now = Calendar.getInstance(alocale);
        java.util.Date localeDate = now.getTime();
        SimpleDateFormat formatter = new SimpleDateFormat (pattern,alocale);
        formatter.setTimezone(tz);
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by:ramana903
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Hi Genius,

If this is the case to pass the locale and timezone, what the exact use of the locale object here.
I i use
Calendar now = Calendar.getInstance(alocale);

it should get the calender object to specific loacle with default locale as i passed, right?

Thanks
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thats correct, but the locale is just used for display purpoise
it uses the default timezone

http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.5.0/docs/api/java/util/Calendar.html#getInstance(java.util.Locale)
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