Audero Shared Gettext is a PHP library that allows you to bypass the problem of the translations, loaded via the gettext function, that are cached by Apache.
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Audero Shared Gettext

Audero Shared Gettext is a PHP library that allows you to bypass the problem of the translations, loaded via the gettext function, that are cached by Apache. In fact, once a translation is loaded Apache caches it, so unless you can restart the engine any update to a translation file won't be seen. This is particularly annoying if you work on a shared hosting where you don't have administrator permissions.

Requirements

This library requires PHP version 5.3 or higher.

Download

Download via Composer

You can obtain "Audero Shared Gettext" via Composer adding the following lines to your composer.json:

"require": {
    "audero/audero-shared-gettext": "1.0.*"
}

And then run the install command to resolve and download the dependencies:

php composer.phar install

Composer will install the library to your project's vendor/audero directory.

Download via Git

If you haven't or don't want to use Composer, you can download the library from its repository via Git running the following command:

git clone https://github.com/AurelioDeRosa/Audero-Shared-Gettext.git

Usage

Audero Shared Gettext is very easy to use. However, since the library uses namespaces and follows the PSR standards, you've to use an autoloader to dynamically load the classes needed. After that, you have to create an SharedGettext instance and call the method you need.

Installed via Composer

If you installed the library using Composer, you can rely on the its autoloader. So, after included the latter, you can use one of the previously cited methods as shown in the following example.

Bypass the cache problem (main usage)

<?php
    // Include the Composer autoloader
    require_once 'vendor/autoload.php';

    $translationsPath = 'languages';
    $language = 'it_IT';
    $domain = 'audero';

    putenv('LC_ALL=' . $language);
    setlocale(LC_ALL, $language);

    try {
       $sharedGettext = new Audero\SharedGettext\SharedGettext($translationsPath, $language, $domain);
       // Create the mirror copy of the translation and return the new domain
       $newDomain = $sharedGettext->updateTranslation();

       // Sets the path for the current domain
       bindtextdomain($newDomain, $translationsPath);
       // Specifies the character encoding
       bind_textdomain_codeset($newDomain, 'UTF-8');

       // Choose domain
       textdomain($newDomain);
    } catch(\Exception $ex) {
       echo $ex->getMessage();
    }
?>

Installed via Git

If you obtained the code via Git, you have to load the library by your own. Before using it, you've to add the path to the library to the PHP include path as shown in the following example.

Delete old translations

<?php
    // Update include path
    set_include_path(get_include_path() . PATH_SEPARATOR . __DIR__ . '/../src');
    require_once 'Audero\SharedGettext\SharedGettext.php';

    $translationsPath = 'languages';
    $language = 'it_IT';
    $domain = 'audero';

    try {
       $sharedGettext = new Audero\SharedGettext\SharedGettext($translationsPath, $language, $domain);
       // Delete old translations for the current language
       $sharedGettext->deleteOldTranslations();
    } catch(\Exception $ex) {
       echo $ex->getMessage();
    }
?>

License

Audero Shared Gettext is licensed under the CC BY-NC 4.0 ("Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial 4.0")

Authors

Aurelio De Rosa (Twitter: @AurelioDeRosa)