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Locale::getDefault

locale_get_default

(PHP 5 >= 5.3.0, PHP 7, PECL intl >= 1.0.0)

Locale::getDefault -- locale_get_defaultGets the default locale value from the INTL global 'default_locale'

Description

Object oriented style

public static Locale::getDefault ( void ) : string

Procedural style

locale_get_default ( void ) : string

Gets the default locale value. At the PHP initialization this value is set to 'intl.default_locale' value from php.ini if that value exists or from ICU's function uloc_getDefault().

Parameters

Return Values

The current runtime locale

Examples

Example #1 locale_get_default() example

<?php
ini_set
('intl.default_locale''de-DE');
echo 
locale_get_default();
echo 
'; ';
locale_set_default('fr');
echo 
locale_get_default();
?>

Example #2 OO example

<?php
ini_set
('intl.default_locale''de-DE');
echo 
Locale::getDefault();
echo 
'; ';
Locale::setDefault('fr');
echo 
Locale::getDefault();
?>

The above example will output:

de-DE; fr

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tjsturos
4 months ago
If you don't do anything, you can still call these methods and get the server's default locale.

In the case of Linux (Ubuntu 16.04), it uses the $LANG global variable.

Using the REPL:

echo locale_get_default();   // en_US

and then resetting the $LANG:

tiikeri@ubuntu:~$ LANG="fi_FI.UTF-8"

and back to the REPL:

echo locale_get_default();   // fi_FI
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