DateTime/DateTimeZone - Format a timestamp using locale?

So I discovered the wonders of DateTime and DateTimeZone but must have overlooked one critical problem - I cannot see how to use the current locale to format a timestamp!

For example, today I would like to say its “Mars” (french), not “March”.

How can I do that with these classes?

As far as I know PHP’s DateTime object only supports English.

It’s unfortunate that it feels like a lot of these new objects we have are taking a step backwards (or at least, not forwards) in many aspects :frowning:

If you are in windows then there are different strings for setting setlocale. Like following does works:

setlocale(LC_ALL, 'french');
echo strftime("%A %B"); // prints mardi mars

You will find windows setlocale strings as follows: