gpbl gpbl - 1 month ago 16
Javascript Question

How to get the weekday names using Intl?

I'd like to display in my i18n-ed app a list of the 7 weekdays:

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday... Saturday


I rely on the Intl global object for formatting date/time but I can't find an easy way to get only the weekday names.

I thought I could add some days to the EPOCH time, to reach the first day of the week, but I'm failing to find a formatter printing just the weekday.

var date = new Date(0);
date.setDate(4 + day);
for (var i = 0; i < 7; i++) {
var weekday = new Intl.DateTimeFormat(["en"], {
weekday: "short" // ?? what should I put here
}).format(date);
console.log(weekday);
}


Output:

Sunday, January 4, 1970
Monday, January 5, 1970
Tuesday, January 6, 1970
Wednesday, January 7, 1970
Thursday, January 8, 1970
Friday, January 9, 1970
Saturday, January 10, 1970


Desired output:

Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday


I also would like to have a shorter version of the days, such as
Sun, Mon, Tue...
.

Alternatively, is there a way to get the weekday strings from
Intl
? I tried to explore the object via console but I couldn't find them.

Answer

I was misled because I was using the Intl polyfill, which does not support yet { weekday: "short" } as option.

Using native Intl implementations works as expected.