Language Helper

The Language Helper file contains functions that assist in working with language files.

Loading this Helper

This helper is loaded using the following code:


Available Functions

The following functions are available:

lang($line[, $for = ''[, $attributes = array()]])
  • $line (string) – Language line key
  • $for (string) – HTML “for” attribute (ID of the element we’re creating a label for)
  • $attributes (array) – Any additional HTML attributes

The language line; in an HTML label tag, if the $for parameter is not empty

Return type:


This function returns a line of text from a loaded language file with simplified syntax that may be more desirable for view files than CI_Lang::line().


echo lang('language_key');
// Outputs: Language line

echo lang('language_key', 'form_item_id', array('class' => 'myClass'));
// Outputs: <label for="form_item_id" class="myClass">Language line</label>