O método toLocaleString() retorna uma string com uma representação sensível ao idioma da data presente na mesma. Os novos argumentos locales e options permitem que as aplicações especifiquem o idioma cujas convenções de formatação devem ser utilizadas e personalizar o comportamento do método. Em implementações antigas, que ignoram os argumentos locales and options, o local utilizado e o formato da string retornada são completamente dependentes da implementação.


dateObj.toLocaleString([locales[, options]])


Check the Browser compatibility section to see which browsers support the locales and options arguments, and the Example: Checking for support for locales and options arguments for feature detection.

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The default value for each date-time component property is undefined, but if the weekday, year, month, day, hour, minute, second properties are all undefined, then year, month, day, hour, minute, and second are assumed to be "numeric".

Return value

A string representing the given date according to language-specific conventions.


Using toLocaleString()

In basic use without specifying a locale, a formatted string in the default locale and with default options is returned.

var date = new Date(Date.UTC(2012, 11, 12, 3, 0, 0));

// toLocaleString() without arguments depends on the implementation,
// the default locale, and the default time zone
// → "12/11/2012, 7:00:00 PM" if run in en-US locale with time zone America/Los_Angeles

Checking for support for locales and options arguments

The locales and options arguments are not supported in all browsers yet. To check whether an implementation supports them already, you can use the requirement that illegal language tags are rejected with a RangeError exception:

function toLocaleStringSupportsLocales() {
  try {
    new Date().toLocaleString('i');
  } catch (e) {
    return e instanceof RangeError;
  return false;

Using locales

This example shows some of the variations in localized date and time formats. In order to get the format of the language used in the user interface of your application, make sure to specify that language (and possibly some fallback languages) using the locales argument:

var date = new Date(Date.UTC(2012, 11, 20, 3, 0, 0));

// formats below assume the local time zone of the locale;
// America/Los_Angeles for the US

// US English uses month-day-year order and 12-hour time with AM/PM
// → "12/19/2012, 7:00:00 PM"

// British English uses day-month-year order and 24-hour time without AM/PM
// → "20/12/2012 03:00:00"

// Korean uses year-month-day order and 12-hour time with AM/PM
// → "2012. 12. 20. 오후 12:00:00"

// Arabic in most Arabic speaking countries uses real Arabic digits
// → "٢٠‏/١٢‏/٢٠١٢ ٥:٠٠:٠٠ ص"

// for Japanese, applications may want to use the Japanese calendar,
// where 2012 was the year 24 of the Heisei era
// → "24/12/20 12:00:00"

// when requesting a language that may not be supported, such as
// Balinese, include a fallback language, in this case Indonesian
console.log(date.toLocaleString(['ban', 'id']));
// → "20/12/2012 11.00.00"

Using options

The results provided by toLocaleString() can be customized using the options argument:

var date = new Date(Date.UTC(2012, 11, 20, 3, 0, 0));

// request a weekday along with a long date
var options = { weekday: 'long', year: 'numeric', month: 'long', day: 'numeric' };
console.log(date.toLocaleString('de-DE', options));
// → "Donnerstag, 20. Dezember 2012"

// an application may want to use UTC and make that visible
options.timeZone = 'UTC';
options.timeZoneName = 'short';
console.log(date.toLocaleString('en-US', options));
// → "Thursday, December 20, 2012, GMT"

// sometimes even the US needs 24-hour time
console.log(date.toLocaleString('en-US', { hour12: false }));
// → "12/19/2012, 19:00:00"

Avoid comparing formatted date values to static values

Most of the time, the formatting returned by toLocaleString() is consistent. However, this might change in the future and isn't guaranteed for all languages — output variations are by design and allowed by the specification. Most notably, the IE and Edge browsers insert bidirectional control characters around dates, so the output text will flow properly when concatenated with other text.

For this reason you cannot expect to be able to compare the results of toLocaleString() to a static value:

"1.1.2019, 01:00:00" === new Date("2019-01-01T00:00:00.000000Z").toLocaleString();
// true in Firefox and others
// false in IE and Edge

Note: See also this StackOverflow thread for more details and examples.


When formatting large numbers of dates, it is better to create an Intl.DateTimeFormat object and use the function provided by its format property.


Specification Status Comment
ECMAScript 1st Edition (ECMA-262) Padrão Initial definition. Implemented in JavaScript 1.0.
ECMAScript 5.1 (ECMA-262)
The definition of 'Date.prototype.toLocaleString' in that specification.
ECMAScript 2015 (6th Edition, ECMA-262)
The definition of 'Date.prototype.toLocaleString' in that specification.
ECMAScript (ECMA-262)
The definition of 'Date.prototype.toLocaleString' in that specification.
Padrão em tempo real
ECMAScript Internationalization API 1.0 (ECMA-402)
The definition of 'Date.prototype.toLocaleString' in that specification.
Padrão Defines locales and options arguments.
ECMAScript Internationalization API 2.0 (ECMA-402)
The definition of 'Date.prototype.toLocaleString' in that specification.
ECMAScript Internationalization API (ECMA-402)
The definition of 'Date.prototype.toLocaleString' in that specification.
Padrão em tempo real

Browser compatibility

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See also