Get the user locale from http headers

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If you want to provide default localization support for guest user in your website yo can locate their browser locale by the following code:

def extract_locale_from_header
unless request.env['HTTP_ACCEPT_LANGUAGE'].nil?
return request.env['HTTP_ACCEPT_LANGUAGE'].scan(/^[a-z]{2}/).first

This way you can determine on server side the locale of the user currently entered your site.

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