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Lingohub.com:
Internationalization How To for the 5 most popular PHP frameworks
July 24, 2013 @ 10:15:31

On the Lingohub site there's a new post showing how internationalization (i18n) is handled in 5 major PHP frameworks - CodeIgniter, CakePHP, Zend Framework Symfony and Yii.

As discussed in the previous articles on PHP internationalization, PHP provides native support for string translation using gettext and PHP arrays. These can be used in any PHP project. Additionally, some popular PHP frameworks offer their own way of string translation. In this article, I want to provide a brief summary of the internationalization process with five of the most popular PHP frameworks currently out there. In this How-To you will read about using CodeIgniter, CakePHP, Zend, Yii and Symphony.

There's only a bit of sample code here, so it's not a complete tutorial for all of them. Mostly its links to more information about how each framework does things - modules used, formats and configurations.

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Link: http://blog.lingohub.com/2013/07/internationalization-how-to-5-most-popular-php-frameworks

PHPMaster.com:
Internationalization Made Easy
November 12, 2012 @ 13:15:58

In this new tutorial posted to PHPMaster.com, Hari K T takes a look at internationalization in a Symfony2-based application using its own translation component.

If you've ever worked to develop a site which needed to be available in multiple languages then you know how difficult it can be. With the help of Symfony2′s Translation component you can easily make internationalized sites. I'll show you how with some sample code and some discussion on its API.

He includes a basic example of how the component works with the typical "hello world" translation from English to French. He mentions fallback locales, pluralization and the conversion between translation formats (like converting from a YAML file into a translation object).

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Ibuildings techPortal:
DPC Radio Let's take over the world with Zend Framework
September 21, 2011 @ 10:17:14

On the Ibuildings techPortal today they've posted the latest episode in their DPC Radio series as recorded at last year's Dutch PHP Conference. This episode is Martin de Keijzer's talk Let's take over the world with Zend Framework.

Many people use Zend Framework for it's MVC implementation, but it has a lot of hidden gems. Internationalization (i18n) is one of them. We will look how you can create an application that will have the right languages, currencies, dates and times all based on the location of the visiting user. This session will take away a lot of headaches in international projects and will improve the quality in overall.

To listen you can either use the in-page player, download the mp3 or subscribe to their feed to get the latest. Martin's slides are also posted to Slideshare.

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Anna Filina's Blog:
Doctrine Translation in leftJoin()
April 26, 2010 @ 11:39:33

In a recent post to his blog Anna Filina looks at internationalization in Doctrine and how Symfony auto-builds things to take care of it for you.

If you use Doctrine, then you probably know how lazy loading can hurt your performance. I carefully craft every query to everything that I need in one shot, but only what I need. One thing that evaded me at first was the i18n part. I am pleased with the way Doctrine + symfony magically creates all my models and database tables with i18n support.

She talks a bit about the internationalization (i18n) support is put into the schema.yml file and the bit of confusion she had over how to handle a left join using its structure. The key lies in the Translation relationships.

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Zend Developer Zone:
Internationalization in PHP 5.3
July 06, 2009 @ 21:42:47

On the Zend Developer Zone Stas Malyshev has posted a new tutorial looking at the internationalization features that come bundled with PHP 5.3.

PHP 5.3 has been recently released and one of the new features in core is the internationalization extension. It allows you to support a multitude of languages and local formats much easier than before, without having to learn all the tiny the details of local formats and rules.

The internationalization extension makes it simpler to handle various language support in your application. Stas lists out some of the functionality included (including locale, number formatting and normalizing) and code samples to illustrate their use.

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DevX.com:
Base Concepts of Internationalization in PHP
August 13, 2008 @ 09:37:12

The DevX website has recently posted this tutorial - a look at simple internationalization for your website.

If you develop Web applications that have an international target audience, then you have to take internationalization into account'"a process that includes avoiding date/time or currency confusions and delivering all text pertinent to the user interface in the user's preferred language. Applications that can grow international traffic and improve revenue must respect their clients' needs.

They use the I18N PEAR package to handle most of the hard work and include the howto on grabbing the package, the structure and how to use it to get a country name from a code, work with the translation of numbers, currency and changing up date/time strings.

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Wen Huang's Blog:
Looking ahead to PHP 5.3 and 6
July 15, 2008 @ 11:15:30

Wen Huang has made a quick post to his blog about some of the comments Andrei Zmievski about the future of PHP, specifically on internationalization and UTF-8's place in it.

I attended the SF PHP Meetup last night where Andrei Zmievski (PHP 6 release manager and PHP core team member) gave a talk on PHP 6 and internationalization (i18n). [...] It was evident that Andrei and team have given quite a bit of thought into what i18n means for the PHP world, and as a result, PHP developers everywhere will soon be enjoying a new set of tools to enable faster development of multi-lingual sites.

He also mentions the back-port that several of these features will get into the upcoming PHP 5.3 release (along with the much-hyped namespace support). You can check out Andrei's talk on his website.

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ThinkPHP Blog:
Multilingual Websites with PHP
July 15, 2008 @ 07:55:38

On the ThinkPHP blog, Florian Eibeck has posted an overview of some key things to consider when internationalizing your application/website.

The biggest problem is that most developers lack knowledge about Internationalisation, Localisation, Character encodings, Unicode and all those terms connected with multilingualism. The following article should give you a basic understanding and show you how to avoid those funny characters.

He defines a few terms - internationalization, ASCII, unicode and the UTF-8/ISO-8859 character sets. He mentions how to accept the utf-8 string into your application and how to use it in both PHP and store it in a MySQL database.

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Matthew Weir O'Phinney's Blog:
Zend_Form Advanced Features
April 08, 2008 @ 12:13:35

Matthew Weir O'Phinney has written up a post for his blog outlining some of the other cool little features that were included in the recent release of the Zend Framework, specifically with the Zend_Form component.

I've been working on for the past few weeks, and it's nearing release readiness. There are a number of features that Cal didn't cover in his DevZone coverage (in part because some of them weren't yet complete) that I'd like to showcase.

These additional features Matthew mentions are:

  • Internationalization
  • Element Grouping
  • Array Support

Check out more of the great features of the component in the Zend Framework documentation.

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The Show:
The Low Down On Internationalization (i18n)
October 08, 2007 @ 15:27:56

The CakePHP podcast, "The Show" has posted their latest episode - The Low Down On Internationalization (i18n):

Larry Masters joins us once again to discuss internationalization and localization features in the upcoming CakePHP 1.2 release.

You can download this edition directly from their servers (via the mp3 link) or you can point your favorite feed reader at their podcast feed and get each show as it comes out.

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