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Goti Bandu

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Posted on    September-02-2014 12:25 AM


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I have an application that accepts input in two languages (English and Arabic) I'm validating the input textbox , the validation logic is not the same for English and Arabic, so I need to know what is the language the user is typing

all the solutions I came across determined the default language for the system and browser but nothing I found helped me determining the current input language

Sumit Kesarwani

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Posted on    September-02-2014 12:44 AM

Hi Goti, 

You can do this using Google's AJAX Language API

var content = "your text";

google.language.detect(content, function(result) {

  if (!result.error) {

    var language = 'unknown';

    for (lang in google.language.Languages) {

      if (google.language.Languages[lang] == result.language) {

        language = lang;




    // Now use the variable `language`



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