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1142624605_localization_wsis_2006[1] Mads Kristensen, of BlogEngine.Net fame, has a post on getting the language and country from a browser in ASP.Net.  Why is this important?  Well, some sites have something called localization/internationalization and mapping IP addresses to countries isn't always the best option.

Here is some of the Culture code:

public static CultureInfo ResolveCulture() 
  string[] languages = HttpContext.Current.Request.UserLanguages; 

  if (languages == null || languages.Length == 0) 
    return null; 

    string language = languages[0].ToLowerInvariant().Trim(); 
    return CultureInfo.CreateSpecificCulture(language); 
  catch (ArgumentException) 
    return null; 

The country code can be found by reading his post!


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