Return the current locale setting

If using LC_ALL category and locales change by category, the returned string will be in the format: “category=locale;category=locale”, and so on.

The first and second arguments may optionally be swapped and either can be omitted.


// basic usage
$string = $languages->getLocale();

// usage with all arguments
$string = $languages->getLocale($category = 6, $language = null);


$category (optional)int or Language or string or null

Optionally specify a PHP LC constant (default=LC_ALL)

$language (optional)Language or string or int or null

Optionally return locale for specific language (default=current locale, regardless of language)

Return value

string or bool

Locale(s) string or boolean false if not supported by the system.


Method can throw exceptions on error:

  • WireException - if given a $language argument that is invalid

See Also

Languages methods and properties

API reference based on ProcessWire core version 3.0.97