Johann Johann - 1 month ago 11
Objective-C Question

Objective-C: format numbers to ordinals: 1, 2, 3, .. to 1st, 2nd, 3rd

In Objective C, is there any way to format an

to ordinals
1 => "1st", 2 => "2nd" etc... that works for any language?
So if the user is French he will see "1er", "2ieme" etc..

Thanks a lot!

This is for an iOs app


Have you taken a look at TTTOrdinalNumberFormatter which is in FormatterKit? It works great, and I'm pretty sure it's exactly what you're looking for.

Here's an example taken from the kit:

TTTOrdinalNumberFormatter *ordinalNumberFormatter = [[TTTOrdinalNumberFormatter alloc] init];
[ordinalNumberFormatter setLocale:[NSLocale currentLocale]];
[ordinalNumberFormatter setGrammaticalGender:TTTOrdinalNumberFormatterMaleGender];
NSNumber *number = [NSNumber numberWithInteger:2];
NSLog(@"%@", [NSString stringWithFormat:NSLocalizedString(@"You came in %@ place!", nil), [ordinalNumberFormatter stringFromNumber:number]]);

Assuming you've provided localized strings for "You came in %@ place!", the output would be:

* English: "You came in 2nd place!"
* French: "Vous êtes venu à la 2eme place!"
* Spanish: "Usted llegó en 2.o lugar!"