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PHPMaster: Localizing PHP Applications “The Right Way”, Part 3

By Abdullah Abouzekry

In Part 2 you gained more insight into using the gettext library by learning the most important functions of the extension. In this part you’ll learn how to best use a fallback locale, switch between locales, and override the currently selected message domain. So without further ado, let’s dive in! Directory Structure and Fallback Locales If you’ve been following along in the previous articles, you should have the following directory structure for testing the gettext library. While it is typical, it is not designed to achieve the best performance.

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PHPMaster: Localizing PHP Applications “The Right Way”, Part 3

Abdullah Abouzekry is an experienced web-developer with over 7 years developing PHP/MySQL applications ranging from simple web sites to extensive web-based business applications. Although his main experience is with PHP/MySQL and related web technologies, he has developed and localized many desktop applications in C#, Python/Qt, Java, and C++. When not writing code, Abdullah likes to read, listen to oriental music, and have fun with his little family.

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