Intl​.ListFormat.prototype​.format()

The format() method returns a string with a language-specific representation of the list.

Syntax

listFormat.format([list]);

Parameters

list
An iterable object, such as an Array

Return value

A language-specific formatted string representing the elements of the list

Description

The format() method returns a string that has been formatted based on parameters provided in the Intl.ListFormat object. The locales and options parameters customize the behavior of format() and let applications specify the language conventions that should be used to format the list.

Examples

Using format

The following example shows how to create a List formatter using the English language.

const list = ['Motorcycle', 'Bus', 'Car'];

 console.log(new Intl.ListFormat('en-GB', { style: 'long', type: 'conjunction' }).format(list));
// > Motorcycle, Bus and Car

 console.log(new Intl.ListFormat('en-GB', { style: 'short', type: 'disjunction' }).format(list));
// > Motorcycle, Bus or Car

 console.log(new Intl.ListFormat('en-GB', { style: 'narrow', type: 'unit' }).format(list));
// > Motorcycle Bus Car

Specifications

Specification
Intl.ListFormat
The definition of 'format()' in that specification.

Browser compatibility

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Experimental
Chrome Full support 72Edge No support NoFirefox Full support 78IE No support NoOpera Full support 60Safari No support NoWebView Android Full support 72Chrome Android Full support 72Firefox Android No support NoOpera Android Full support 51Safari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android No support Nonodejs Full support 12.0.0
Notes
Full support 12.0.0
Notes
Notes Before version 13.0.0, only the locale data for en-US is available by default. See the ListFormat() constructor for more details.

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Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
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See implementation notes.

See also