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From Matt Benson <gudnabr...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: Anybody familiar with ChoiceFormat? Issue 44659
Date Fri, 22 Aug 2008 17:33:44 GMT
You may be able to call
MINUTES_FORMAT.setNumberFormat(NumberFormat.getNumberInstance(Locale.US)).

-Matt

--- Stefan Bodewig <bodewig@apache.org> wrote:

> Hi all,
> 
> DateUtils.formatElapsedTime returns different
> results depending on the
> current locale if the time is bigger than 1000
> minutes.
> 
> Under the covers we use a MessageFormat
> 
>     private static final MessageFormat
> MINUTE_SECONDS
>              = new MessageFormat("{0}{1}");
> 
> where {0} is set to be
> 
>     private static final ChoiceFormat MINUTES_FORMAT
> =
>             new ChoiceFormat(LIMITS, MINUTES_PART);
> 
> and MINUTES_PART is
> 
>     private static final String[] MINUTES_PART =
> {"", "1 minute ", "{0,number} minutes "};
> 
> ChoiceFormat doesn't provide any way to set the
> Locale and setting it
> on the "outer" MessageFormat doesn't have any
> effect.  ChoiceFormat
> does provide a getFormats method that return
> Object[] and I hoped it
> would return the DecimalFormat instance used in the
> last case, but it
> just returns the same String[] passed in (wonder why
> it returns an
> Object[]).
> 
> Setting setGroupingUsed on the choice format doesn't
> have any effect
> either and I don't see a way to specify either the
> locale or the
> grouping inside the pattern - well, unless I use a
> pattern like
> ############### (Long.MAX_VALUE / 60 / 1000 should
> fit into this).
> 
> My preference would be to use Locale.US since the
> text for "minute" is
> English anyway.  Does anybody see a cleaner way than
> either use the
> pattern above or implementing the logic of
> ChoiceFormat ourselves?
> 
> Stefan
> 
>
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