Multibyte String Functions
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(PHP 4 >= 4.0.6, PHP 5, PHP 7)

mb_languageSet/Get current language


mixed mb_language ([ string $language = mb_language() ] )

Set/Get the current language.



Used for encoding e-mail messages. Valid languages are "Japanese", "ja","English","en" and "uni" (UTF-8). mb_send_mail() uses this setting to encode e-mail.

Language and its setting is ISO-2022-JP/Base64 for Japanese, UTF-8/Base64 for uni, ISO-8859-1/quoted printable for English.

Return Values

If language is set and language is valid, it returns TRUE. Otherwise, it returns FALSE. When language is omitted, it returns the language name as a string. If no language is set previously, it then returns FALSE.

See Also

Multibyte String Functions
PHP Manual