I am trying to set language ico in the frontend. I try to get the language name using Mage::getStoreConfig('general/country/default'); but I get an error: This is my setting.phtml

$id = $block->getIdModifier() ? '-' . $block->getIdModifier() : '';
<div class="custom-group setting-links dropdown" id="setting-links<?php echo $id?>">
    <a class="action toggle switcher-trigger" id="setting-links" data-toggle="dropdown" aria-haspopup="true" aria-expanded="false">
        <i class="fa fa-cog"> </i><?php echo  Mage::getStoreConfig('general/country/default'); ?>

    <div class="setting-links-options dropdown-menu" aria-labelledby="setting-links">
        <div class="switcher-currency-wrapper">
            <?php echo $this->getChildHtml('currency_custom') ?>
        <div class="switcher-language-wrapper">
            <?php echo $this->getChildHtml('store_language_custom') ?>

This generates an error :

PHP Fatal error: Uncaught Error: Class 'Mage' not found in /var/www/html/app/design/frontend/Venustheme/fasony/Magento_Theme/templates/html/setting.phtml:15

  • First of all please check your code...You are using magento 2 site and using magento 1 code...then how do you get the correct answer???? – Rita Jose Mar 23 '18 at 10:43
  • I am using Magento 2.1.4. and the code I got it from other post so maybe it doesnt work for my case. any ideahow to fix that ? – Ismail Berlin Mar 23 '18 at 10:49
  • hi. added a new code to get language. please check that – Rita Jose Mar 23 '18 at 11:08

You can get the current using laguage by below code:

With objectManager

$objectManager = \Magento\Framework\App\ObjectManager::getInstance(); 
$store = $objectManager->get('Magento\Framework\Locale\Resolver'); 
echo $store->getLocale();


With Factory Method

protected $_store;

public function __construct(
    Magento\Framework\Locale\Resolver $store,
) {
    $this->_store = $store;

Now use getLocale() to get laguage:

$currentStore = $this->_store->getLocale();

if($currentStore == 'en_US'){

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You'd need to set yourself either an override block, or a helper that allows you access to \Magento\Framework\App\Config\ScopeConfigInterface

Just Use \Magento\Framework\App\Config\ScopeConfigInterface $scopeConfig, in your constructor argument and set a class property: $this->scopeConfig = $scopeConfig;

To get a specific configuration attribute, just use:

$this->scopeConfig->getValue('general/country/default', \Magento\Store\Model\ScopeInterface::SCOPE_STORE);

Assuming you wanted to implement this as a helper, then you'd be looking at something like the following:


namespace Vendor\Namespace\Helper;
use Magento\Framework\App\Helper\AbstractHelper;
use \Magento\Framework\App\Config\ScopeConfigInterface;
use Magento\Framework\App\Helper\Context;

class Config extends AbstractHelper
    protected $scopeConfig;
    function __construct()
        ScopeConfigInterface $scopeConfig,
        Context $context
        $this->scopeConfig = $scopeConfig;

    function getDefaultCountry()
        return $this->scopeConfig->getValue('general/country/default', \Magento\Store\Model\ScopeInterface::SCOPE_STORE);


In your template, you'd call:

$_helper = $this->helper('\Vendor\Namespace\Helper\Config');
echo $_helper->getDefaultCountry();
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  • I get : 1 exception(s): Exception #0 (Exception): Notice: Undefined property: Magento\Framework\View\Element\Template::$scopeConfig in /var/www/html/vendor/magento/framework/View/TemplateEngine/Php.php on line 110 – Ismail Berlin Mar 23 '18 at 10:05
  • where do I find the constructor ? – Ismail Berlin Mar 23 '18 at 10:06
  • Have you implemented this directly into the template? – Douglas Radburn Mar 23 '18 at 14:33

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