5 Replies Latest reply on Jun 2, 2015 8:51 AM by butch

    Javascript API - Jives display language ISO code?


      Hey Ryan,


      I noticed Jive reads the browser language settings for multi-language support.


      Does Jives display language depend on any other information?


      I attempted investigating Jive JavaScript API v3.10 → osapi.jive.corev3.metadata.Locale entity for hints on what the users language is displaying in, but didn't get very far.  I figured it might just be easier to ask.


      Is it safe to read the browser language to determine what language Jive is actually rendering in?  Is there any example code for determining language via the Javascript API?


        • Re: Javascript API - Jives display language ISO code?

          It is not safe to rely on the browser language, as the user can override their language settings in their Jive preferences. For Apps (and hopefully tiles) the language code that the Jive UI is displayed in is passed as a query parameter to the request to the html of the view. E.g. ?lang=en

            • Re: Javascript API - Jives display language ISO code?

              Alternatively, the set locale is part of the user profile, and you can read it from it (e.g. : https://community.jivesoftware.com/api/core/v3/people/@me has a locale field as part of the jive section)

                • Re: Javascript API - Jives display language ISO code?

                  Awesome - thanks Nils - this gives me a good starting point.

                  • Re: Javascript API - Jives display language ISO code?

                    Following up on the potential of using the @me local field.


                    From what I can tell - I cannot distinguish between the user explicitly setting their preferences to en_US and having to render in en_US even if browser is set to say, French, and the language not being set, the default being passed as en_US, and the UI having to render in French because that's how the browser is set..


                    I found this documentation: Locale & Time Zone Settings


                    The precedence hierarchy is listed here, with the first given the highest precedence:

                    1. Locale chosen in the user's preferences in the application. See How can I set default preferences for things like notifications, time zone, and locale?
                    2. Locale set for the user's browser. (For example, a browser set to English will override global settings you make for another locale.)
                    3. Locale set at the space level (in Spaces > Settings > Space Settings ). See Setting Space Name, Locale, and Allowed Content Types Setting Space Name, Locale, and Allowed Content Types.
                    4. Locale set at the global level ( System > Management > Locale ).


                    I ran a quick test, and this seems to be correct.


                    1) If no "language" set under the users -> preferences


                    Screenshot from 2015-06-02 11:35:25.png


                    Then Jive will use the browser language settings for rendering.


                    2) If the users preferences->language is set - it overrides the browser language setting and displays in the Jive preferences specified language.






                    From my tests above, if "Language" is set in user->preferences, the UI renders in that language even if browser settings are different.


                    The main problem is /api/core/v3/people/@me will always have "locale": "en_US" whether the user explicitly selected that locale from within users -> preferences or whether its still set to (---).


                    Ryan - The issue I'm having is reliable method of UI language detection.  How do I know whether to use the browser setting or the users API "locale" setting?


                    This issue comes from the fact that the "locale" key is set even if the user does not specify a locale (and the UI is then rendering via the default browser language).




                    This setting produces "en_US" @me JSON and I *should* use @me locale for language rendering.

                    Screenshot from 2015-06-02 11:42:28.png

                    Screenshot from 2015-06-02 11:43:01.png



                    But, unfortunately, setting (---) also produces "en_US" @me JSON, and I *should not* use @me locale, and instead use the browser settings for rendering.


                    Screenshot from 2015-06-02 11:44:20.png


                    Screenshot from 2015-06-02 11:44:49.png

                  • Re: Javascript API - Jives display language ISO code?

                    Hey Nils,


                    It looks like Tiles do not have a ?lang= query string parameter passed to them?  Could I possibly be doing something wrong here?


                    Screenshot from 2015-06-02 11:22:41.png


                    A dump of the $_REQUEST received by my server shows only a "features" key passed.


                        [features] => core-v3,tile,os-2.5,oauth,jq-1.11,responsive



                    Ryan, are you able to weigh in here on what the correct process is for determining the UI language inside Tiles?