LANGUAGE -- language code for the current user

Returns the language code for the current user. This is the language used by Foswiki to generate the user interface. The language is detected from the user's browser, unless some site/web/user/session-defined preference setting overrides it.

If a LANGUAGE preference is explicitly set, this will be used as the user language instead of any language detected from the browser.
ALERT! Avoid defining LANGUAGE in a non- per-user way, otherwise users will not be able to choose their preferred language.


  • %LANGUAGE% expands to en


This topic: System > Category > UserDocumentationCategory > Macros > VarLANGUAGE
Topic revision: 03 Feb 2016, UnknownUser
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