convert strings like 'five days ago' (in english, german, french or portuguese) to an integer (with time in seconds)

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convert strings like "five days ago" to an integer (with time in milliseconds (as relative value from now and as UNIX Timestamp)) in three languages (en, de, pt)
coders who like parseTime.js maybe also like disTime.js


License: MIT
Version: 0.2.6
Date: 08.2013


Test this code on the associated github page


  • 0.2.6) bugfixes and minor improvements
  • 0.2.5) added french (thanks to @fdev31)
  • 0.2.4) added portuguese (thanks to @tarciozemel)
  • 0.2.3) parse tomorrow morning and yesterday evening
  • 0.2.2) build via grunt and lang in seperate files
  • 0.2.1) parse non strict DIN1355-1 and other
  • 0.2.0) should now work in fucking firefox
  • 0.1.9) RFC2822 and ISO8601 fix (year and day)
  • 0.1.8) parse "morning" and "evening"
  • 0.1.7) regex fix and return false if not parsable
  • 0.1.6) better DIN1355-1 handling and bugfixes
  • 0.1.5) parse DIN1355-1 and strings like "tomorrow"
  • 0.1.4) unit indexOf fix
  • 0.1.3) parse RFC2822 and ISO8601
  • 0.1.2) smaller valid code
  • 0.1.1) beautified
  • 0.1.0) Init Commit

feature request

you can request more features and date format types with the github issue tracker.


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