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- Michael Ruebner
October 13, 2004, 9:16 pm
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I am currently working on a multi-lingual site that allows users to switch
back and forth between languages per page. Static elements, such as links
and headings, are handled nicely by 'gettext' and 'setlocale()'; dynamic
content, including form elements (country/city/category names), comes from
DB tables indexed by id/lang key pairs.
So far, so good. However, what's a good way to store and display a bit
more 'generic' content (ie., date; time; zip; phone #s) depending on
locale setting? Ideally, such values should be stored generically as INT,
TIME, DATE, TIMESTAMP, etc; and, after retrieval from the DBMS, formatted
according to locale.
Any pointers greatly appreciated.