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Get operating system language in PHP


We can detect requesting browser’s language using PHP’s super global variable $_SERVER. It is a superglobal variable which holds information about headers, paths, and script locations. It is basically an associative array in PHP which has keys like SERVER_NAME, SERVER_ADDR, REQUEST_METHOD, etc.

We can use HTTP_ACCEPT_LANGUAGE key to get the language of the browser.

Syntax:

$_SERVER['HTTP_ACCEPT_LANGUAGE']

Example 1


<?php

echo substr($_SERVER['HTTP_ACCEPT_LANGUAGE'], 0, 2);

?>

Output

en

If your website has different pages for different languages, you can use this method in order to redirect to the page according to the user’s browser’s language.

Example 2


<?php

$lang = substr($_SERVER['HTTP_ACCEPT_LANGUAGE'], 0, 2);

// Redirect browser
header("Location: https://www.geeksforgeeks.org/" . $lang . "/index.php");	
exit;

?>

Output

http://www.example.com/en/index.php


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