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Hi,

Below is a program that asks for user input of language & Country and displays the message in that language. However, I am a having problem since it always displays in American English. If I hardcode the values then I don't have any issue. Please advise.

I have 3 properties files where translation is done.

Thanks
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import java.io.IOException;
import java.util.*;
public class test {

      public static void main(String[] args) throws IOException {
            String language;
            String country;
              byte[] byteLang = new byte[10];
              byte[] byteCoun = new byte[10];

            if (args.length != 2) {

              // User Input       
                System.in.read(byteLang);
                    System.in.read(byteCoun);
                    language = new String(byteLang);
                country = new String(byteCoun);

              // Hardcode Input       
                //language = new String("en");      // English
                //country = new String("US");            // USA
                //language = new String("fr");      // French
                //country = new String("FR");            // France
                //language = new String("de");      // German
                //country = new String("DE");            // Germany
            } else {
                language = new String(args[0]);
                country = new String(args[1]);
            }

            Locale currentLocale;
            ResourceBundle messages;

            currentLocale = new Locale(language, country);

            messages =
              ResourceBundle.getBundle("MessagesBundle",currentLocale);

            System.out.println(messages.getString("greetings"));
            System.out.println(messages.getString("inquiry"));
            System.out.println(messages.getString("farewell"));            
      }
}
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Properties files.

1. MessagesBundle_en_US.properties
greetings = Hello.
farewell = Goodbye.
inquiry = How are you?

2. MessagesBundle_fr_FR.properties
greetings = Bonjour.
farewell = Au revoir.
inquiry = Comment allez-vous?

3.MessagesBundle_de_DE.properties
greetings = Hallo.
farewell = Tschüß.
inquiry = Wie geht's?

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BufferedReader in = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(System.in));
System.out.print("Enter language code: ");
String language = in.readLine();
System.out.print("Enter country code: ");
String country = in.readLine();
Local currentLocale = new Locale(language, country);
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