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How to detect a users date/time locale in PHP?

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Is it possible to detect a users locale in PHP so that I can display a date in their country format.  

i.e. if a user from the US visits the site they see the date in mm/dd/yyyy format, and if someone from the UK visits the site then they see it in dd/mm/yyyy.  

ASP.Net does this automatically, I'm wondering if it is possible to do it in PHP (by reading their browser settings, not loooking up their IP addres).  
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Question by:DelphiMan7
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by:Shahzad Fateh Ali
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Hi DelphiMan7,

You cannot detect user timezone using php, but javascript can do this for you. You can also use combination of both where javascript will pass locale information to server.

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I managed to do it using HTTP_ACCEPT_LANGUAGE parsing the 2 letter ISO country code.  

Thanks for the suggestions anyway.  
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