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PHP + gettext on Debian Woody 3.0 stable: Resolution

After several hours I found out how to make this work:

1) Here is the test.php script, "Who are we" is the message for the

$language = "de_DE";
$locale = setlocale(LC_ALL, $language);
echo "locale='$locale'";
echo "<br>";
echo "<br>";

$domain = "messages";
bindtextdomain($domain, "./locale");

echo _("Who are we");


2) Message file is ./locale/de_DE/LC_MESSAGES/messages.mo in my case

3) Here is the trick: de_DE locales must be generated by Debian
administrator (root), otherwise setlocale() function returns ""
(failure) instead of "de_DE" !

One of the ways how to do that is "dpkg-reconfigure locales". Check
"de_DE ISO-8859-1" option, it will generate /usr/lib/locale/de_DE for

4) Another trick: restart Apache

5) Now it should work; test.php prints "Who are we in GERMAN" string
for me

Jul 17 '05 #1
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