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Help needed..how to do unicoding in PHP???

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hi this is abitha from india..im a final yr engg student..im doin a project using php which is a multilingual portal..tat is creating a website in favour of farmers..i hav planned to do my website in 2 languages..tat is tamil n english..can u plz tell me how can i do it in php?n also can u tell me wat opensource tools tat can be used to design websites sumthin like a front end tool???
Jan 23 '07 #1
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Banfa
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Jan 23 '07 #2

ronverdonk
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I do not know very much about multi-lingual programming in PHP (I am trying to get an English-Japanese site up), but I do know that it will be difficult to do in PHP, unless you want to wait for PHP 6. See this quote from the Zend site:
As successful as PHP has proven to be in the past several years, it is still the only remaining member of the P-trinity of scripting languages - Perl and Python being the other two - that remains blithely ignorant of the multilingual and multinational environment around it. The software development community has been moving towards Unicode Standard for some time now, and PHP can no longer afford to be outside of this movement. Surely, some steps have been taken recently to allow for easier processing of multibyte data with the mbstring extension, but it is not enabled in PHP by default and is not as intuitive or transparent as it could be.
I can, however, show you some sites that are related to unicode usage, like:

How to develop multilingual, Unicode applications with PHP
Understanding Multilingual Software on MS Windows
Tamil Font gallery
Unicode character font charts
CentralNic Unicode Library (Unicode.php)

Ronald :cool:
Jan 23 '07 #3

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I do not know very much about multi-lingual programming in PHP (I am trying to get an English-Japanese site up), but I do know that it will be difficult to do in PHP, unless you want to wait for PHP 6. See this quote from the Zend site:

I can, however, show you some sites that are related to unicode usage, like:

How to develop multilingual, Unicode applications with PHP
Understanding Multilingual Software on MS Windows
Tamil Font gallery
Unicode character font charts
CentralNic Unicode Library (Unicode.php)

Ronald :cool:
thank u....can u plz tell me anyother way to do multilingualing using php???
Jan 24 '07 #4

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thank u....can u plz tell me anyother way to do multilingualing using php???
Jan 24 '07 #5

ronverdonk
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What other way? As you could read, PHP is not really suited for unicode coding, but you can try it yourself, but it'll cost you a lot of headaches and coding. Unless you want to wait for PHP 6 to come along.

Ronald :cool:
Jan 26 '07 #6

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