Each language, and the countries that speak that language, have different expectations when it comes to how numbers (including currency and percentages) and dates should appear.
A user using an application should be able to read and write dates and numbers in the format they are accustomed to.
This library makes this possible, providing an API to convert user-entered number and date strings - in their own format - into actual numbers and dates, and conversely, to format numbers and dates into that string format.
Even if the application deals only with the English locale, it may still need globalization to format programming language bytes into human-understandable language and vice-versa in an effective and reasonable way.
For example, to display something better than "Edited 1 minutes ago".
Globalize provides number formatting and parsing, date and time formatting and parsing, currency formatting, message formatting (ICU message format pattern), and plural support. Globalize is based on the Unicode Consortium's Common Locale Data Repository (CLDR), the largest and most extensive standard repository of locale data available.
CLDR is constantly updated and is used by many large applications and operating systems, so you'll always have access to the most accurate and up-to-date locale data.Globalize needs CLDR content to function properly, although it doesn't embed, hard-code, or host such content.Instead, Globalize empowers developers to load CLDR data the way they want.Vanilla CLDR in its official JSON format (no pre-processing) is expected to be provided.As a consequence, (a) Globalize avoids bugs caused by outdated i18n content.Developers can use up-to-date CLDR data directly from Unicode as soon as it's released, without having to wait for any pipeline on our side.