What Is Localization / Internationalization?
This section describes what is localization and internationalization. Locale is a concept that defines geographical and cultural specific preferences on the user interface.
Localization (software localization), sometimes shortened to "l10n", is a process
that tailors software user interface for the user based on his/her specific geographical,
and cultural preferences.
Internationalization (software Internationalization), sometimes shortened to "i18n", is a process of
enabling software for localization.
Users specific geographical and cultural preferences can be abstracted into a concept of locale.
A locale usually determines the following aspects of the user interface:
- Using the specific language for system output and user input.
- Using the specific time zone and date/time format.
- Using the specific currency and numbering system.
We know that the main task of localization is to communicate with user in the local language.
This means that software must present information as characters of the local language, and take
information as characters of the local language.
In this part of the book, we will concentrate on presenting and managing information as characters
of the local language.
Last update: 2015.
Table of Contents
About This Book
Introduction and Installation of PHP 7.0
PHP Script File Syntax
PHP Data Types and Data Literals
Variables, References, and Constants
Expressions, Operations and Type Conversions
Conditional Statements - "if" and "switch"
Loop Statements - "while", "for", and "do ... while"
Function Declaration, Arguments, and Return Values
Arrays - Ordered Maps
Configuring and Sending out Emails
Retrieving Information from HTTP Requests
Creating and Managing Sessions in PHP Scripts
Sending and Receiving Cookies in PHP Scripts
Controlling HTTP Response Header Lines in PHP Scripts
MySQL Server Connection and Access Functions
Functions to Manage Directories, Files and Images
SOAP Extension Function and Calling Web Services
SOAP Server Functions and Examples
►Localization Overview of Web Applications
►What Is Localization / Internationalization?
Localization of Web Based Applications
Character String Traveling Paths
Output ASCII Character Strings from PHP Scripts
Using Non-ASCII Characters in HTML Documents
Using Non-ASCII Characters as PHP Script String Literals
Receiving Non-ASCII Characters from Input Forms
"mbstring" Extension and Non-ASCII Encoding Management
Managing Non-ASCII Character Strings with MySQL Servers
Introduction of Class and Object
Integrating PHP with Apache Web Server
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