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gettext

Lookup a message in the current domain (PHP 4, PHP 5, PECL axis2:0.1.0-0.1.1)
string gettext ( string message )

Looks up a message in the current domain.

Parameters

message

Return Values

Returns a translated string if one is found in the translation table, or the submitted message if not found.

Examples

Example 777. gettext()-check

<?php
// Set language to German
setlocale(LC_ALL, 'de_DE');

// Specify location of translation tables
bindtextdomain("myPHPApp", "./locale");

// Choose domain
textdomain("myPHPApp");

// Translation is looking for in ./locale/de_DE/LC_MESSAGES/myPHPApp.mo now

// Print a test message
echo gettext("Welcome to My PHP Application");

// Or use the alias _() for gettext()
echo _("Have a nice day");
?>


Notes

Note:

You may use the underscore character '_' as an alias to this function.

See Also
setlocale()