Usage:

mixed getBrowserLanguage ( [bool returnLong] )

  • bool returnLong returns a short two-letter description of the user’s main browser language when set to false. Returns detailed informations about all of the user’s browser languages when set to true. Default is false.

The returned value will be a two-letter string with the country code of the user’s main language or an array with all of the user’s installed browser languages.

What it does:
getBrowserLanguage provides you with a possibility to extract just the user’s main browser language or even all of the user’s browser languages including some maybe useful details. This comes in handy if you plan to do a multi-language blog or want to go for some multi-languaged advertising. Whenever you intend to do something for international audiences, this little plugin comes in use.

Examples:

$userLanguage = getBrowserLanguage()
Sets $userLanguage i.e. to “en” for English or “de” for German (Deutschland).

if( getBrowserLanguage() == "de" )
    include( "german-advertising.php" );

Checks if the user’s default language is German and includes the corresponding advertisement.

include( "languages/".getBrowserLanguage()."/lang.php" )
Loads a current language file, i.e. languages/de/lang.php. Probably not the very best example as this would get an include-error if you don’t have the corresponding language-directory. Would work swell with switch/case using a default language though.

$allLanguages = getBrowserLanguage( true )
Returns a more detailed array of all the languages the user has installed in his browser including their longer descriptions. As for an example:

[0] => Array
    (
        [0] => en-us
        [1] => en
        [2] => English (United States)
        [3] => English
    )
[1] => Array
    (
        [0] => de
        [1] => de
        [2] => German (Germany)
        [3] => German
    )

Supported Languages:
The following list contains all languages supported by the plugin. If you happen to know of one which is not yet in this list, please drop a line in the comments section.

‘af’ => ‘Afrikaans’,
‘sq’ => ‘Albanian’,
‘ar-dz’ => ‘Arabic (Algeria)’,
‘ar-bh’ => ‘Arabic (Bahrain)’,
‘ar-eg’ => ‘Arabic (Egypt)’,
‘ar-iq’ => ‘Arabic (Iraq)’,
‘ar-jo’ => ‘Arabic (Jordan)’,
‘ar-kw’ => ‘Arabic (Kuwait)’,
‘ar-lb’ => ‘Arabic (Lebanon)’,
‘ar-ly’ => ‘Arabic (libya)’,
‘ar-ma’ => ‘Arabic (Morocco)’,
‘ar-om’ => ‘Arabic (Oman)’,
‘ar-qa’ => ‘Arabic (Qatar)’,
‘ar-sa’ => ‘Arabic (Saudi Arabia)’,
‘ar-sy’ => ‘Arabic (Syria)’,
‘ar-tn’ => ‘Arabic (Tunisia)’,
‘ar-ae’ => ‘Arabic (U.A.E.)’,
‘ar-ye’ => ‘Arabic (Yemen)’,
‘ar’ => ‘Arabic’,
‘hy’ => ‘Armenian’,
‘as’ => ‘Assamese’,
‘az’ => ‘Azeri’,
‘eu’ => ‘Basque’,
‘be’ => ‘Belarusian’,
‘bn’ => ‘Bengali’,
‘bg’ => ‘Bulgarian’,
‘ca’ => ‘Catalan’,
‘zh-cn’ => ‘Chinese (China)’,
‘zh-hk’ => ‘Chinese (Hong Kong SAR)’,
‘zh-mo’ => ‘Chinese (Macau SAR)’,
‘zh-sg’ => ‘Chinese (Singapore)’,
‘zh-tw’ => ‘Chinese (Taiwan)’,
‘zh’ => ‘Chinese’,
‘hr’ => ‘Croatian’,
‘cs’ => ‘Chech’,
‘da’ => ‘Danish’,
‘div’ => ‘Divehi’,
‘nl-be’ => ‘Dutch (Belgium)’,
‘nl’ => ‘Dutch (Netherlands)’,
‘en-au’ => ‘English (Australia)’,
‘en-bz’ => ‘English (Belize)’,
‘en-ca’ => ‘English (Canada)’,
‘en-ie’ => ‘English (Ireland)’,
‘en-jm’ => ‘English (Jamaica)’,
‘en-nz’ => ‘English (New Zealand)’,
‘en-ph’ => ‘English (Philippines)’,
‘en-za’ => ‘English (South Africa)’,
‘en-tt’ => ‘English (Trinidad)’,
‘en-gb’ => ‘English (United Kingdom)’,
‘en-us’ => ‘English (United States)’,
‘en-zw’ => ‘English (Zimbabwe)’,
‘en’ => ‘English’,
‘et’ => ‘Estonian’,
‘fo’ => ‘Faeroese’,
‘fa’ => ‘Farsi’,
‘fi’ => ‘Finnish’,
‘fr-be’ => ‘French (Belgium)’,
‘fr-ca’ => ‘French (Canada)’,
‘fr-lu’ => ‘French (Luxembourg)’,
‘fr-mc’ => ‘French (Monaco)’,
‘fr-ch’ => ‘French (Switzerland)’,
‘fr’ => ‘French (France)’,
‘mk’ => ‘FYRO Macedonian’,
‘gd’ => ‘Gaelic’,
‘ka’ => ‘Georgian’,
‘de-at’ => ‘German (Austria)’,
‘de-li’ => ‘German (Liechtenstein)’,
‘de-lu’ => ‘German (lexumbourg)’,
‘de-ch’ => ‘German (Switzerland)’,
‘de’ => ‘German (Germany)’,
‘el’ => ‘Greek’,
‘gu’ => ‘Gujarati’,
‘he’ => ‘Hebrew’,
‘hi’ => ‘Hindi’,
‘hu’ => ‘Hungarian’,
‘is’ => ‘Icelandic’,
‘id’ => ‘Indonesian’,
‘it-ch’ => ‘Italian (Switzerland)’,
‘it’ => ‘Italian (Italy)’,
‘ja’ => ‘Japanese’,
‘kn’ => ‘Kannada’,
‘kk’ => ‘Kazakh’,
‘kok’ => ‘Konkani’,
‘ko’ => ‘Korean’,
‘kz’ => ‘Kyrgyz’,
‘lv’ => ‘Latvian’,
‘lt’ => ‘Lithuanian’,
‘ms’ => ‘Malay’,
‘ml’ => ‘Malayalam’,
‘mt’ => ‘Maltese’,
‘mr’ => ‘Marathi’,
‘mn’ => ‘Mongolian (Cyrillic)’,
‘ne’ => ‘Nepali (India)’,
‘nb-no’ => ‘Norwegian (Bokmal)’,
‘nn-no’ => ‘Norwegian (Nynorsk)’,
‘no’ => ‘Norwegian (Bokmal)’,
‘or’ => ‘Oriya’,
‘pl’ => ‘Polish’,
‘pt-br’ => ‘Portuguese (Brazil)’,
‘pt’ => ‘Portuguese (Portugal)’,
‘pa’ => ‘Punjabi’,
‘rm’ => ‘Rhaeto-Romanic’,
‘ro-md’ => ‘Romanian (Moldova)’,
‘ro’ => ‘Romanian’,
‘ru-md’ => ‘Russian (Moldova)’,
‘ru’ => ‘Russian’,
‘sa’ => ‘Sanskrit’,
‘sr’ => ‘Serbian’,
‘sk’ => ‘Slovak’,
‘ls’ => ‘Slovenian’,
‘sb’ => ‘Sorbian’,
‘es-ar’ => ‘Spanish (Argentina)’,
‘es-bo’ => ‘Spanish (Bolivia)’,
‘es-cl’ => ‘Spanish (Chile)’,
‘es-co’ => ‘Spanish (Colombia)’,
‘es-cr’ => ‘Spanish (Costa Rica)’,
‘es-do’ => ‘Spanish (Dominican Republic)’,
‘es-ec’ => ‘Spanish (Ecuador)’,
‘es-sv’ => ‘Spanish (El Salvador)’,
‘es-gt’ => ‘Spanish (Guatemala)’,
‘es-hn’ => ‘Spanish (Honduras)’,
‘es-mx’ => ‘Spanish (Mexico)’,
‘es-ni’ => ‘Spanish (Nicaragua)’,
‘es-pa’ => ‘Spanish (Panama)’,
‘es-py’ => ‘Spanish (Paraguay)’,
‘es-pe’ => ‘Spanish (Peru)’,
‘es-pr’ => ‘Spanish (Puerto Rico)’,
‘es-us’ => ‘Spanish (United States)’,
‘es-uy’ => ‘Spanish (Uruguay)’,
‘es-ve’ => ‘Spanish (Venezuela)’,
‘es’ => ‘Spanish (Traditional Sort)’,
‘sx’ => ‘Sutu’,
‘sw’ => ‘Swahili’,
‘sv-fi’ => ‘Swedish (Finland)’,
‘sv’ => ‘Swedish’,
‘syr’ => ‘Syriac’,
‘ta’ => ‘Tamil’,
‘tt’ => ‘Tatar’,
‘te’ => ‘Telugu’,
‘th’ => ‘Thai’,
‘ts’ => ‘Tsonga’,
‘tn’ => ‘Tswana’,
‘tr’ => ‘Turkish’,
‘uk’ => ‘Ukrainian’,
‘ur’ => ‘Urdu’,
‘uz’ => ‘Uzbek’,
‘vi’ => ‘Vietnamese’,
‘xh’ => ‘Xhosa’,
‘yi’ => ‘Yiddish’,
‘zu’ => ‘Zulu’

Download:
Go ahead and fetch it here: getbrowserlanguage.zip

Installation:
Extract getbrowserlanguage.php from the .zip-archive and place it in your WordPress plugin-folder. Then browse to your administration menu named “Plugins” and activate the plugin. That’s it.

History:

1.0.0 – Final Release.
0.2.0 – Added possibility to get all browser languages & long language descriptions.
0.1.0 – Initial Test Release.