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How to get the current locale throughout all ways of accessing a PowerApp?

I am trying to translate my app into multiple languages. For this I am planning on reading from text values from a SP list depending on which locale it is. But I need to detect what is the current locale first. Users can access the app using


1. A standalone link

2. Embedded in a SP Online page

3. Native PowerApp App


I am using the Param("locale") or Language() to get the value.


For 1), since I can control the URL freely, I can just put in locale=en-US or locale=fr-CA in the URL which seems to work. 

For 2), Since it cannot read URL params from the parent frame, I can't control it there, but Language() seems to read it fine from the inner iframe URL. Does this value get set from the browser/OS locale setting?

For 3), I notice that the Param function gets an empty value, but Language() gets me "en". Is this a reliable way to check? Seems like "en" is just the default value it gives when it can't get any value. So someone in say a french region could still get "en". 


How can I get this working accurately? 

Community Support
Community Support

Hi @R58395 ,


If you would like to build a multi-language app you could refer to below doc:


Hope this helps.


Best regards,

Community Support Team _ Jeffer Ni
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Helper III
Helper III

That tutorial doesn't really answer what I am talking about. I am more so looking for expected values for the Language() function


for the 3 different ways to access the powerapp. I want to know if the return values I get described in the first post is what is expected and will work across different regions.

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