php and locales
I am packaging a PHP4 application.
This software has been localized so there are
<? echo gettext ("Hello world");?>
<? echo "Hello world";?>
I was able to generate the po file with xgettext
and the mo file with msgfmt.
I have always been in troubles with locales, so
here are my questions:
1) has the original gettext source code to be written in english?
The software I am working on is not in english and so
it will generate a po in another language (italian).
I can manage to make the english po file (translating it) but I am sure
that it would be much more easy to translate this software
in russian starting from the english version rather than
from the italian one. But you know, the upstream version
is in italian so HAS it to be in english or not?
Has the upstream author the need to change all the code in english
or would it be a "good suggestion"?
2) I know that it should be automatic, but would it be
stupid to put a php code to ask for the user's language
and then export the relative LC_ALL? (with the setenv
3) I have in /etc/enviroment "LANG=it_IT", all my consoles
are "localized" and everything seems to work quite well.
The question is: Why PHP tells me that
the LANG variable is "C" instead of "it_IT"? (I read the
value with getenv php command). Where should php look for?
Have I forgot something in declaring my "localization"?
thanks a lot
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