array('locale' => array( 'default' => 'fr_FR', 'force' => true ) ) ); $app = new Zend_Application('testing', $config); $locale = $app->bootstrap() ->getBootstrap() ->getPluginResource('locale') ->getLocale(); echo "Region: ", $locale->getRegion(), // expected FR "\t\tLanguage: ", $locale->getLanguage(); // expected fr