browser-locale

    1.0.3 • Public • Published

    browser-locale

    NPM

    normalizes weird cross browser issues and tries to return the users selected language in 100% client side JS by looking at various properties on the window.navigator object

    note that another technique used to detect the browsers user-set language preference is to look at the accept-language header set on outgoing http requests, but this requires making a round trip XHR to a server, which is what jquery-browser-language does.

    however, it seems that as of 2014 you can get the user specified language without making a HTTP request (see index.js for details)

    installation

    npm install browser-locale
    

    use browserify or browserify-cdn to package it for browser use

    usage

    var locale = require('browser-locale')()
    // locale will be e.g. en-US or undefined if it could not be detected (e.g. you are in a super weird browser)

    tips

    Not all browsers are consistent in their capitalization of language tags, e.g. en-US vs en-us. Keep this in mind when looking for matches in locale strings.

    See also locale2, an alternative module for detecting a user's locale.

    Install

    npm i browser-locale

    DownloadsWeekly Downloads

    3,712

    Version

    1.0.3

    License

    BSD-2-Clause

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    Collaborators

    • zeke
    • maxogden