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The Symfony Polyfill / Intl ICU Component

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The Symfony Polyfill / Intl ICU Component

This component provides a native PHP implementation of several Intl functions and classes to users who run PHP versions without the intl extension.


$ composer require symfony/polyfill-intl-icu

Alternatively, you can clone the repository.


If you install this component outside of a Symfony application, you must require the vendor/autoload.php file in your code to enable the class autoloading mechanism provided by Composer. Read this article for more details.


Once this component is installed in your application, you can use the following classes and functions, no matter if the PHP intl extension is installed or not in your server.

Provided Functions

See also

The polyfill-intl-grapheme and polyfill-intl-normalizer components provide polyfills for other classes and functions related to the Intl PHP extension.

This work, including the code samples, is licensed under a Creative Commons BY-SA 3.0 license.