Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Get the current language in device

How can we get the current language selected in the Android device?

Source: Tips4all


  1. If you want to get the selected language of your device. This might help u


  2. You can 'extract' the language from the current locale. You can extract the locale via the standard Java API, or by using the Android Context. For instance, the two lines below are equivalent:

    String locale = context.getResources().getConfiguration().locale.getDisplayName();
    String locale = java.util.Locale.getDefault().getDisplayName();

  3. It seems I am unable to add a comment to an existing answer due to lack of reputation. To save others time and/or confusion I wanted to share that I have tried the two alternatives proposed by Johan Pelgrim above and on my device they are equivalent - whether or not the default location is changed.

    So my device's default setting is English(United Kindom) and in this state as expected both Strings in Johan's answer give the same result. If I then change the locale in the phone settings (say to italiano(Italia)) and re-run then both Strings in Johan's answer give the locale as italiano(Italia).

    Therefore I believe Johan's original post to be correct and gregm's comment to be incorrect.