[ACCEPTED]-NSDateFormatter not showing full month name, only single digit number-nsdateformatter

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Score: 54

Turns out to be an issue with the second 6 line, setLocale. I assume that the system won't 5 default to using english month names when 4 the locale has been manually set? I live in an 3 english speaking locale, but maybe it doesn't 2 matter.

In any case, not setting the locale 1 fixes the month name issue.

dateFormat = [[NSDateFormatter alloc] init];
[dateFormat setTimeZone:[NSTimeZone localTimeZone]];    
[dateFormat setDateFormat:@"MMMM dd, h:mm a"];
Score: 15

The problem is the locale, not the format. Check 2 this out:


Basically, "MMMM" will 1 give you the full name for the month.

Score: 8

-systemLocale is not what you want here. It returns a 5 fallback locale if no other locale fits. Use 4 -currentLocale to get the user's current locale.

You 3 should use NSDateFormatter's +dateFormatFromTemplate:options:locale: method to get the correct 2 date format. In some languages the day comes 1 before the month, etc. and vice versa.

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