Hi Ash, Yepp, it's understood. But how exactly did you store the language-specific strings: in an array or using another way?
-- With best regards from Ukraine, Andre Skype: Francophile; Wlm&MSN: arthaelon @ yandex.ru; Jabber: arthaelon @ jabber.org Yahoo! messenger: andre.polykanine; ICQ: 191749952 Twitter: m_elensule ----- Original message ----- From: Ashley Sheridan <a...@ashleysheridan.co.uk> To: Jason Pruim <li...@pruimphotography.com> Date: Tuesday, April 20, 2010, 2:17:47 AM Subject: [PHP] How to do i18n better? On Mon, 2010-04-19 at 19:17 -0400, Jason Pruim wrote: > On Apr 18, 2010, at 6:55 PM, Andre Polykanine wrote: > > > Hi everyone, > > > > I posted this in the PHP-i18n list, however got no answer so trying > > here). > > We are making a blog platform (http://oire.org/) which is provided in > > several languages (currently they are Russian, Ukrainian, and > > English). > > Now the i18n process is made as follows: we set a cookie on the site > > and depending on it we select the language to display the site in. We > > have three (currently) interface files: rus.lng, ukr.lng, and enu.lng > > (for English US). the format is the following: > > define ("MSG379", "Welcome!"); > > etc. I know that PHP does support somehow exporting the strings into a > > .pod file. Maybe it would be better to do that? If so, how can I do > > it? > > Could you suggest me maybe a better solution than we currently have? > > Thanks a lot! > > I've never actually had to do this... But one idea that I came up with > is using the browser language in taking a best guess at what language > to display... In other words, if the user's browser language is set to > Chinese, you can be fairly certain they read Chinese :) > > And now that I typed that out, I realize that may not be what you are > really looking for... And that's when we get into the part where I > can't help alot because I've never had to do it :) > > So good luck! :) > > > > That's the check I did on the last site i worked on (vicestyle.com) The user agent string is checked for a language and the site uses that. If none is found (bearing in mind that there's no hard and fast rule about what can go into a UA string) then it defaults to English. Links within the site itself allow the user to change their language afterwards, and you could store that in a cookie to it remembers their choice. Thanks, Ash http://www.ashleysheridan.co.uk -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php