Localization is all the rage. Maybe that's a stretch...but it should be. I don't think there's any doubt of it's importance. It gives your site and content further ability to reach the entire connected world. Making that happen though is another story. Thankfully Laravel has a great localization class for this...but what's the best way to implement it?
I have site with two main localization objectives: detect the user's default browser language to know what language to display your content in...and provide a global dropdown giving the user the ability to translate your content on the fly.
So first...in my
config/languages.php I have an array for the languages I'm currently supporting:
'available' => [ 'en' => 'English', 'zh' => 'Chinese',