Charly Pico Charly Pico - 5 months ago 16
Swift Question

Reformat localized date string to another locale

I have a

String
that is
"Jueves 14 Junio 1990"
: it is a date formatted in the
es_MX
locale, I want to convert that into a new string with
en_US
as the locale.

This is my code:

let myString:String = "Jueves 14 Junio 1990"

let dateFormatter = NSDateFormatter()
dateFormatter.locale = NSLocale(localeIdentifier: "en_US")
dateFormatter.dateFormat = "EEEE dd MMMM yyyy"
let finalDate:NSDate = dateFormatter.dateFromString(myString)!
let finalString = dateFormatter.stringFromDate(date)


I was waiting that
finalString
resulted as
Thursday 14 June 1990
.

The problem here is that
finalDate
is
nil
.

Is my code wrong? How can I achieve this?

Answer

You have to use es_MX locale first to convert the string to NSDate:

let string = "Jueves 10 Junio 1990"
let formatter = NSDateFormatter()
formatter.dateFormat = "EEEE dd MMMM yyyy"
formatter.locale = NSLocale(localeIdentifier: "es_MX")
if let date = formatter.dateFromString(string) {
    formatter.locale = NSLocale(localeIdentifier: "en_US")
    let dateString = formatter.stringFromDate(date)
}