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build Date Format day-of-week Short


 *  This file is part of Shadowlands RoadTrip - A vehicle logbook for Android.
 *  Copyright (C) 2010-2011 Jeremy D Monin <>
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 *  the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or
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 *  This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
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import java.util.Calendar;
import java.util.Vector;

import android.content.Context;
import android.text.format.DateFormat;
import android.util.Log;

/** Miscellaneous common static methods for Roadtrip activities. */
 abstract class Misc

   * DateFormatter (day-of-week + short date) for use by {@link DateFormat#format(CharSequence, Calendar)}.
   * Format will be: Day-of-week\nshort-date  or  Day-of-week short-date
   * @param ctx calling context, to get user's current date format
   * @param twoLines  If true, format includes <tt>\n</tt> between day of week and short date.
   * @return a StringBuffer usable in <tt>DateFormat.format</tt>
  public static StringBuffer buildDateFormatDOWShort(Context ctx, final boolean twoLines)
    // note use of android.text.format.DateFormat,
    // not java.text.DateFormat, throughout.

    StringBuffer fmt_dow_shortdate = new StringBuffer();
    final char da = DateFormat.DAY;
    final char qu = DateFormat.QUOTE;
    if (twoLines)
      fmt_dow_shortdate.append(' ');
    // year-month-date will be 3 chars: yMd, Mdy, etc
    final char[] ymd_order = DateFormat.getDateFormatOrder(ctx);
    for (char c : ymd_order)
      if (c == DateFormat.YEAR)
      if (c != ymd_order[2])

    return fmt_dow_shortdate;



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