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Internationalization and Localization with PHP
Adam Trachtenberg, eBay

Track: PHP
Date: Thursday, July 10
Time: 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Location: Salon D

Developing web sites in multiple languages is no small task, especially when you're not a polyglot. Learn both social and technical solutions to building and maintaining an infrastructure to support internationalized and localized content in PHP. General high-level tips and tricks and nitty-gritty details to be discussed. Trachtenberg's talk covers:

  • Top 10 i18n and l10n "Gotchas!"
  • Working with translators
  • General data organization principles
  • Building a 100%-pure OO PHP solution for text and images
  • Localizing dates and times
  • Incorporating GNU gettext
  • Using PEAR Translation
Programmers and web developers looking to learn the basics of creating and running multi-language sites will benefit from this introduction.

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