PHP 4 >= 4.0.6, PHP 5, PHP 7, PHP 8
mb_language - Set/Get current language

mb_language( [string|null$language = null] ): string|bool

Set/Get the current language.



Used for encoding e-mail messages. The valid languages are listed in the following table. mb_send_mail uses this setting to encode e-mail.

Language Charset Encoding Alias
German/de ISO-8859-15 Quoted-Printable Deutsch
English/en ISO-8859-1 Quoted-Printable
Armenian/hy ArmSCII-8 Quoted-Printable
Japanese/ja ISO-2022-JP BASE64
Korean/ko ISO-2022-KR BASE64
neutral UTF-8 BASE64
Russian/ru KOI8-R Quoted-Printable
Turkish/tr ISO-8859-9 Quoted-Printable
Ukrainian/ua KOI8-U Quoted-Printable
uni UTF-8 BASE64 universal
Simplified Chinese/zh-cn HZ BASE64
Traditional Chinese/zh-tw BIG-5 BASE64

Return Values

If language is set and language is valid, it returns true. Otherwise, it returns false. When language is omitted or null, it returns the language name as a string.


Version Description
8.0.0 language is nullable now.

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