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Subject [jira] [Commented] (CB-4602) getPreferredLanguage platform inconsistencies
Date Tue, 08 Apr 2014 18:33:16 GMT


ASF GitHub Bot commented on CB-4602:

GitHub user svkirans opened a pull request:

    The  ISO 639-2 code is returned for the default language. Probable fix f...

    The  ISO 639-2 code is returned for the default language. Probable fix for CB-4602.

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commit bdf8fb23797fb2acbb5f91cc017c5e365771ea7d
Author: Kiran <>
Date:   2014-04-08T18:17:53Z

    The  ISO 639-2 code is returned for the default language. Probable fix for CB-4602.


> getPreferredLanguage platform inconsistencies
> ---------------------------------------------
>                 Key: CB-4602
>                 URL:
>             Project: Apache Cordova
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Android, Plugin Globalization
>    Affects Versions: 2.6.0, 3.0.0
>         Environment: Android
>            Reporter: Jon Whitlock
>            Assignee: Joe Bowser
>            Priority: Minor
> In;
> "Returns the language identifier string to the successCallback with a properties object
as a parameter. That object should have a value property with a String value."
> navigator.globalization.getPreferredLanguage(
>    function (language) {alert('language: ' + language.value + '\n');},
>    function () {alert('Error getting language\n');}
> );
> On Android the function doesn't seem to return an identifier as such, it returns *a string
describing the language localised to that language*, e.g. "English" for English or "中文"
for Japanese. Naturally this is less than ideal for subsequent string operations, furthermore
on that page "Windows Phone 8 Quirks - Returns the ISO 639-1 two-letter code for the current
language" which is an identifier, and also what I would expect (or an ISO 639-2 code, as per
> Android seems to support 639-2
> I have no idea what it returns on other platforms, but to keep client code consistent
I guess it would good if this could be normalised in the API.
> Have tested this on v3.0 and 2.6, is the same.
> As an aside, the locale is not really what I want here, as the user may be in the US
but have Japanese as their preferred language.
> Thanks,
> jon
> (first go at using Jira, apols if I got something wrong!)

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