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Posted on 2014-09-29
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Hello fellow experts. Long time no see. Looks like I'm too tired to see the error at the code.
I have a class which have this as a constructor:

public function __construct()
		{
			//some code before this part
			if (isset($_GET["lang"])) {
				$language = $_GET["lang"];
			}
			else if (defined('LANGUAGE')) {
				$language  = LANGUAGE;
			}
			else {
				$language = "sr";
			}
			$this->setLocalization($language);
		}

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And the method setLocalization:

public function setLocalization($code) {
							   $langCodes = array(
								 "sr" => "sr_RS",
								 "de" => "de_DE",
								 "en" => "en_US"
							   );
			if(!isset($langCodes[strtolower($code)])) {
				return;
			}
			$baseLangDir = './locale';
			$appName     = "office";
			$lang = $langCodes[strtolower($code)];
			// Set language
			putenv('LC_ALL='.$lang);
			//putenv("LANG=" . $code); 
			setlocale(LC_ALL, $lang);
		  
			// Specify the location of the translation tables
			bindtextdomain($appName, realpath($baseLangDir));
			bind_textdomain_codeset($appName, 'UTF-8');
			// Choose domain
			textdomain($appName);
		}

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Im getting proper language code in it, and a path in bindtextdomain is properly resolved.
My directory structure is:

root
|__locale
            |__en_US
                       |__LC_MESSAGES
            |__sr_RS
                       |__LC_MESSAGES
            |__de_DE
                       |__LC_MESSAGES

There is a pair of office.mo/office.po files in each LC_MESSAGES directory.
For some reason command like:

<?php echo _("Dashboard"); ?>

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gives only Dashboard even if its translated in mo/po.
What is the problem here, what am I missing?

Thanks in advance.
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Question by:R-Byter
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by:Dave Baldwin
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There is nothing but the word "Dashboard" in your echo statement.  No file path or function to return anything else.
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by:R-Byter
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I dont see the problem there cause _() is the same as gettext(). Its the proper way to use it.

http://php.net/manual/en/function.gettext.php
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by:R-Byter
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As additional note, its Debian Linux and this is what I get when I type locale -a:

C
POSIX

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by:Dave Baldwin
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Except that it isn't working.  Try the simple example on the man page with the values hard coded and see what you get.
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Still doesnt work.
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I won't be able to look at this again until tomorrow.
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On my Ubuntu system, locale -a gives me:

C
en_AG
en_AU.utf8
en_BW.utf8
en_CA.utf8
en_DK.utf8
en_GB.utf8
en_HK.utf8
en_IE.utf8
en_IN
en_NG
en_NZ.utf8
en_PH.utf8
en_SG.utf8
en_US.utf8
en_ZA.utf8
en_ZW.utf8
POSIX

I don't know where it gets all that.
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by:Dave Baldwin
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In my Package Manager, I found a package called 'locales' that supposedly installed all that.  Maybe this will help: https://wiki.debian.org/Locale
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That's it, missing locales on some strange custom debian installation.
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