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Old 11-09-2005, 11:40 AM   #1
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php + gettext

I'm trying to get a php script to work with gettext for translations but it doesn't seem to be working. I have gettext installed on the local system. php is compiled with gettext support. Safe mode is set to off in php.ini. Here is the php file:
    $language = ( isset($HTTP_GET_VARS['language']) ) ? $HTTP_GET_VARS['language'] : 'en_US';
    setlocale(LC_ALL, $language);
    $domain = 'messages';
    bindtextdomain($domain, "./locale");
    bind_textdomain_codeset($domain, 'ISO-8859-1');
    header("Content-Type: text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1");
    echo "<?xml version=\"1.0\" encoding=\"ISO-8859-1\"?>\n";
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "">
<html xmlns="">

  <title>i18n test</title>
  <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1" /><!-- more ISO-8859-1 -->
<?=sprintf(gettext("Your browser says you prefer the %s language."), $_SERVER["HTTP_ACCEPT_LANGUAGE"])?><br />
<?=gettext("This is a test.")?>

<br />
<a href="index.php?language=en_US"><?=gettext("English")?></a><br />
<a href="index.php?language=es_US"><?=gettext("Spanish")?></a>

I have created the 2 required files, per locale (*.po & *.mo) and placed them in /root/directory/to/web/locale/$language/LC_MESSAGES

It always displays in english. Is the script bad? Am I missing some parameter somewhere?


Last edited by Ateo; 11-09-2005 at 11:41 AM.


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