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gettext

(PHP 4, PHP 5)

gettextLookup a message in the current domain

Description

string gettext ( string $message )

Looks up a message in the current domain.

Parameters

message

The message being translated.

Return Values

Returns a translated string if one is found in the translation table, or the submitted message if not found.

Examples

Example #1 gettext()-check

<?php
// Set language to German
putenv('LC_ALL=de_DE');
setlocale(LC_ALL'de_DE');

// Specify location of translation tables
bindtextdomain("myPHPApp""./locale");

// Choose domain
textdomain("myPHPApp");

// Translation is looking for in ./locale/de_DE/LC_MESSAGES/myPHPApp.mo now

// Print a test message
echo gettext("Welcome to My PHP Application");

// Or use the alias _() for gettext()
echo _("Have a nice day");
?>

Notes

Note:

You may use the underscore character '_' as an alias to this function.

Note:

Setting a language isn't enough for some systems and the putenv() should be used to define the current locale.

See Also

PHP Manual