Declaration [src]

pango_language_from_string (
  const char* language

Description [src]

Convert a language tag to a PangoLanguage.

The language tag must be in a RFC-3066 format. PangoLanguage pointers can be efficiently copied (copy the pointer) and compared with other language tags (compare the pointer.)

This function first canonicalizes the string by converting it to lowercase, mapping ‘_’ to ‘-‘, and stripping all characters other than letters and ‘-‘.

Use pango_language_get_default() if you want to get the PangoLanguage for the current locale of the process.



Type: const char*

A string representing a language tag.

The argument can be NULL.
The data is owned by the caller of the function.
The value is a NUL terminated UTF-8 string.

Return value

Type: PangoLanguage

A PangoLanguage.

The data is owned by the called function.
The return value can be NULL.