With the order id, how to retrieve the language code from the order or from the user ? (anything that looks remotely like EN, ES, FR, or en_UK, fr_FR).

For example : if the user has been on a website based on Magento 2.x , he browses the website in Russian, and he buys a chocolate bar Wonka Bar. His order id is 13371337.

How could one get "ru_RU" later on (the user is not logged in anymore) programatically ?

  • is Russian a store in your website?
    – Piyush
    Feb 28, 2018 at 12:43
  • Yes, it is a language from a store in my website
    – Cedric
    Mar 2, 2018 at 8:35
  • Then I guess getting store id from order and then language code from store will work for you
    – Piyush
    Mar 2, 2018 at 17:24

2 Answers 2


You can use this below code it will work based on customer IP placed but you need to create event sales order after(checkout_onepage_controller_success_action) and need to create the table in sales_order table.

namespace Namespace\Modulename\Observer;
use Magento\Sales\Model\Order;

class classname implements \Magento\Framework\Event\ObserverInterface

    public function __construct(
    \Magento\Framework\ObjectManagerInterface $objectManager,
    \Magento\Framework\HTTP\Client\Curl $curl) {
        $this->_curl = $curl;
        $this->objectManager = $objectManager;

    public function execute(\Magento\Framework\Event\Observer $observer)
          $orderId = $observer->getEvent()->getOrderIds();
          $objectManager = \Magento\Framework\App\ObjectManager::getInstance();
          $order = $objectManager->create('\Magento\Sales\Model\Order') ->load($orderId[0]);
          return true;    

    public function getCountryName() {
        $visitorIp = $this->getVisitorIp();
        $url = "freegeoip.net/json/".$visitorIp;
        $response = json_decode($this->_curl->getBody(), true);
        $country_code = $response['country_code'];
        return $country_code;        

    public function getVisitorIp() {       
        $remoteAddress = $this->objectManager->create('Magento\Framework\HTTP\PhpEnvironment\RemoteAddress');
        return $remoteAddress->getRemoteAddress();
  • Great. Getting a language by geolocalisation will work 95% of the time, but sometime the users are browsing in another language, like a German living in England for instance.
    – Cedric
    Feb 28, 2018 at 13:15
  • Using Google Translate? Feb 28, 2018 at 13:31
  • How many languages stores do you have on your site? Feb 28, 2018 at 13:34
  • If this answer helpful for you means please accept the answer, It'll help others too. Feb 28, 2018 at 13:38
  • I haven't used it in the end, but it may be the most appropriate answer for the stackexchange users who will land here.
    – Cedric
    Mar 6, 2018 at 8:49
                        ->getValue('general/locale/code', \Magento\Store\Model\ScopeInterface::SCOPE_STORE, $order->getStore()->getStoreId())

This will get the store's language that has been used for the $order

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