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[nycphp-talk] intro question

Phil Powell soazine at erols.com
Wed Aug 27 15:59:23 EDT 2003


Sounds like it, but what about customary phrases your site has that aren't
found in the included files? How are those implemented and subsequently
translated?

Phil
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mauricio Sadicoff" <mlevy at hypersol.com>
To: "NYPHP Talk" <talk at lists.nyphp.org>
Sent: Wednesday, August 27, 2003 3:54 PM
Subject: Re: [nycphp-talk] intro question


> On 8/27/2003 12:41, "Phil Powell" <soazine at erols.com> scribbled:
>
> > multilingual support - does it also involve "human translation"
multilingual
> > content management?
> >
> > Just wondering
> > Phil
>
> Phil,
>
> Pardon my ignorance on this matter, but... What does that mean? I'll tell
> you how it's done in OSCommerce, you tell me if it qualifies as "human
> translation" multilingual management. I believe it does but I want to make
> sure I understand the term...
>
> I had once started on a translation project in OSCommerce, but could not
> finish because other projects took precedence and the money for it dried
> out. The multilingual support on OSCommerce is implemented as follows:
>
> - Most of the files (probably all of them by now) that have something that
> can be viewed by a customer includes
> ./includes/languages/<user-currently-selected-language>/<page-used>. So,
for
> the main engine's page named account_history.php and with german selected
as
> the language, the include looks like this:
>
> ./includes/languages/german/account_history.php
>
> The actual call is:
>
> $include_file = DIR_WS_LANGUAGES . $language . '/' .
> FILENAME_ACCOUNT_HISTORY;
>
> - In the included file, there are defines like this:
>
> define('TEXT_NO_PURCHASES', 'You have not yet made any purchases...');
>
> - In the account_history.php page, you simply echo the definition, like
so:
>
> <? echo TEXT_NO_PURCHASES; ?>
>
> - To add a language you need to copy the English.php file and the english
> directory inside includes/languages and change the strings.  Also, you
need
> to add an option to the administration area to determine your new language
> as one of the options, but that is easy as pie.
>
> So, does it qualify?
>
> Cheers,
> Mauricio
>
> --- 
>  Mauricio L. Sadicoff
>  mlevy at hypersol.com
>
>
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