Description: Keeps UK date formating dd/mm/yyyy
displayed correctly, and does not output in US format of mm/dd/yyyy.
Original idea of using array by swativ but his code still displayed in US format so i did not think that this snippet was classed as a revision.
#setlocale (LC_ALL, 'en_UK');
#This was ignored dont know why!!
#and caused me to write this solution
$UKdate = "01/08/2003";
#string stored in UK format in MySQL database or string variable
$stringArray = explode("/", $UKdate);
#explode the string into the array delimited by /
$newdate = ($stringArray."/".$stringArray."/".$stringArray);
#newdate is set to be first 2 parts of array reversed
$udate = strtotime($newdate);
#use strtotime to convert $newdate
$convertedDate = date("l jS F Y", $udate);
#converted date displays Friday 1st August 2003
#see more date formating on phpbuilder
#print out result
#Acknowledgements to original script by swativ which
#gave me the idea of using the array, but still output it in US format