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Android language

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hello i'm on löve for android and i'm trying to get the default OS language i know os.getenv () can do it but i do not know the name of the environment variable containing the language
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You can use locale shell command, but no guarantees. It's ok, don't use it, just ask user about preferred language at first launch. It's better way, srsly.
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Looking up online it looks like CoronaSDK approaches this problem by having a preferences method in their system module. Maybe Love should have the same thing?
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thank you for the answer I will ask the user at launch
bobbyjones: i have been looking at löve references for a few times but he seems to have nothing
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The relevant environment variable names are "LANG" and "LC_ALL". These are from UNIX specifications. Android uses Linux kernel which isn't UNIX, but is UNIX-like and supports these variables. Apple OSes are straight UNIX.

The to-go way of handling multiple languages is to simply have a language selector in menu.
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Do LANG and LC_ALL work on android? I read that it does not work. I believe the only way to access the Locale and language is through JNI.
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Re: Android language

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I confirm LANG and LC_ALL do not work.How can I use JNI?
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