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Locale::getPrimaryLanguage

locale_get_primary_language

(PHP 5 >= 5.3.0, PECL intl >= 1.0.0)

Locale::getPrimaryLanguage -- locale_get_primary_languageGets the primary language for the input locale

Description

Object oriented style

public static string Locale::getPrimaryLanguage ( string $locale )

Procedural style

string locale_get_primary_language ( string $locale )

Gets the primary language for the input locale

Parameters

locale

The locale to extract the primary language code from

Return Values

The language code associated with the language or NULL in case of error.

Examples

Example #1 locale_get_primary_language() example

<?php
echo locale_get_primary_language('zh-Hant');
?>

Example #2 OO example

<?php
echo Locale::getPrimaryLanguage('zh-Hant');
?>

The above example will output:

zh

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Mahn
20 days ago
The behaviour when a falsy value is passed as the $locale is undocumented, but it appears that it returns the primary language of the default system language. In my case:

    Locale::getPrimaryLanguage(null);

Returns 'en'. So make sure to test $locale before passing it to the method.
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