Googling the only thing I've managed to find is: https://www.drupal.org/node/2800563

What can I do to translate 'ago' or omit it from printing?

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can't we do like this?

  //Get today's date.
  $today = getdate();
  //Calculate the date "1 week ago".
  $start_time = mktime(0, 0, 0,$today['mon'],($today['mday'] - 7), $today['year']);

Also, you can change those zeroes to make 'n' hours/ minutes/ seconds ago.

  • I was asking about how to translate the string that follows the time format, not how to convert dates. I apologize if my question was not clear enough for you.
    – Jed_BH
    Mar 24, 2017 at 7:36

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