The Intl.Locale.prototype.toString() returns the Locale's full locale identifier string.



Return value

The locale's Unicode locale identifier string.


The Locale object is a JavaScript representation of a concept Unicode locale identifier. Information about a particular locale (language, script, calendar type, etc.) can be encoded in a locale identifier string. To make it easier to work with these locale identifiers, the Locale object was introduced to JavaScript. Calling the toString method on a Locale object will return the identifier string for that particular Locale. The toString method allows Locale instances to be provided as an argument to existing Intl constructors, serialized in JSON, or any other context where an exact string representation is useful.


let myLocale = new Intl.Locale("fr-Latn-FR", {hourCycle: "h24", calendar: "gregory"});
console.log(myLocale.baseName); // Prints "fr-Latn-FR"
console.log(myLocale.toString()); // Prints "fr-Latn-FR-u-ca-gregory-hc-h24" 


Specification Status Comment
Intl.Locale.prototype.toString proposal Stage 3

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toStringChrome Full support 74Edge No support NoFirefox No support NoIE No support NoOpera No support NoSafari No support NoWebView Android Full support 74Chrome Android Full support 74Firefox Android No support NoOpera Android No support NoSafari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android No support Nonodejs No support No


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