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The Hoa\Locale library. 2017-01-10 10:36 UTC



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This library allows to get the informations of the locale from the system, the HTTP client or something else.

Learn more.


With Composer, to include this library into your dependencies, you need to require hoa/locale:

$ composer require hoa/locale '~2.0'

For more installation procedures, please read the Source page.


Before running the test suites, the development dependencies must be installed:

$ composer install

Then, to run all the test suites:

$ vendor/bin/hoa test:run

For more information, please read the contributor guide.

Quick usage

We propose a quick overview to get the locale and related informations about an HTTP client. Next, we will see the other localizers.

Locale from an HTTP client

To get the locale from an HTTP client, we will use the Hoa\Locale\Localizer\Http localizer. Then, we will print the result of the following interesting methods:

  • getLanguage to get the language,
  • getScript to get the script,
  • getRegion to get the region,
  • getVariants to get variants of the locale.


$locale = new Hoa\Locale(new Hoa\Locale\Localizer\Http());

    'language : ', $locale->getLanguage(), "\n",
    'script   : ', $locale->getScript(), "\n",
    'region   : ', $locale->getRegion(), "\n",
    'variant  : ', implode(', ', $locale->getVariants()), "\n";

For example, with the Accept-Language HTTP header set to zh-Hant-TW-xy-ab-123, we will have:

language : zh
script   : Hant
region   : TW
variant  : xy, ab, 123

Other localizers

So far, we also have the Hoa\Locale\Localizer\System to get the locale informations from the system and Hoa\Locale\Localizer\Coerce to get them from an arbitrary locale representation.


The hack book of Hoa\Locale contains detailed information about how to use this library and how it works.

To generate the documentation locally, execute the following commands:

$ composer require --dev hoa/devtools
$ vendor/bin/hoa devtools:documentation --open

More documentation can be found on the project's website: hoa-project.net.

Getting help

There are mainly two ways to get help:


Do you want to contribute? Thanks! A detailed contributor guide explains everything you need to know.


Hoa is under the New BSD License (BSD-3-Clause). Please, see LICENSE for details.