(3.0.7 - 3.0.18 only, PHP 4 >= 4.0.0)

gettext -- Lookup a message in the current domain


string gettext (string message)

This function returns a translated string if one is found in the translation table, or the submitted message if not found. You may use an underscore character as an alias to this function.

Example 1. gettext()-check

// Set language to German
putenv ("LANG=de");

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

// Choose domain
textdomain ("myPHPApp");

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