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Class: PHP i18N Library
Translate application texts loaded from XML files
Author: By
Last change: Specified that the XML structures can be mixed.
Date: 6 years ago
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This class uses two levels XML files to translate words,sentences, etc. It can load one or more translation files at one time. You can change the default $lang_folder and the default $locale to whatever you need in the class, but they are only used in the get_commun() function, wich is optionnal. A function i18N_T() is provided to ease the use of the class. In my case, the structure is : module ->langages ->fr_FR.UTF-8 ->XML file(s) ->en_GB.UTF-8 ->XML file(s) The two XML structures are : <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <dictionnaire> <module type="commun"> <couple> <source>Original word OR sentence</source> <cible>Translated word OR sentence</cible> </couple> </modules> </dictionnaire> and <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <dictionnaire> <module type="commun"> <couple> <source>Publier, gérer et lire des fanfics, des histoires originales, des poèmes<br />et autres textes en ligne</source> <cible> <couple> <source type="==1">Il y a %d objet.</source> <cible>There is %d object.</cible> </couple> <couple> <source type=">1">Il y a %d objets.</source> <cible>There are %s objects.</cible> </couple> </cible> </couple> </modules> </dictionnaire> Of course, you can mixe them. The name of the module can be empty. It has no importance in this version, but could have in a further one. Of course, you can have several modules and several couples in a dictionary. How to call a dictionary (case french to english) : include 'class.dictionnaires.php'; $dictionnaire = new dictionnaire($_SESSION['locale']); $dictionnaire->get_fichiers(array(__DIR__.'/langages/'.$_SESSION['locale'].'/commun.xml')); How to use it : print i18N_T("Un objet"); -> prints : An object Otherwise prints "Un objet" if there is no translation. You can use more than one dictionary at a time : include 'class.dictionnaires.php'; $dictionnaire1 = new dictionnaire($_SESSION['locale']); $dictionnaire2 = new dictionnaire('en_US.UTF-8'); print i18N_T("Consulter tous les articles",null,$dictionnaire1); You can use comparison for plural : printf("%d %s",7,i18N_T("nbevenements",'>0'));