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How can I make translation and localization even faster?

Maybe, for business reasons, you're limited to an XML-based translation adapter. Or perhaps you'd like to speed things up even more. Or perhaps you want to make l10n operations faster. How can you do this?

Use translation and localization caches

Both Zend_Translate and Zend_Locale implement caching functionality that can greatly affect performance. In the case of each, the major bottleneck is typically reading the files, not the actual lookups; using a cache eliminates the need to read the translation and/or localization files.

You can read about caching of translation and localization strings in the following locations:

Zend Framework