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October 26, 2007, 2:54 pm
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I have problems implementing i18n on my site hosted on a FreeBSD
server. While it was hosted on a Linux server, there were no problems,
but once I transferred it to FreeBSD, gettext() doesn't translate
anything. Here's my directory structure:
| `-- LC_MESSAGES
| |-- OOModelProvider.mo
| `-- OOModelProvider.po
And here's the function that calls php locale-related functions:
/* domain is "OOModelProvider", language is "en_US.ISO8859-2"
function setLocale( $language, $domain )
@bindtextdomain( $domain, "/home/darko/public_html/
@bind_textdomain_codeset( $domain, "utf-8" );
if ( ! @setlocale( LC_MESSAGES, $language ) )
throw new Exception( "setlocale" );
textdomain( $domain );
This worked perfectly on Linux, but it doesn't work with FreeBSD. I
read somewhere that libintl needs to be installed for LC_MESSAGES, but
1. it is installed 2. LC_ALL instead of LC_MESSAGES doesn't work
Another important note: LC_DATE works, i.e. sprintf and strftime
(which are locale-aware) work as expected, that is, they print the
strings in expected languages.
Also, after I do setlocale(LC_MESSAGES, $language), I call it with "0"
as the second argument and it returns the correct locale set.
Please, if you have any ideas, post them here.