bindtextdomain

(PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7)

bindtextdomainSets the path for a domain

Description

string bindtextdomain ( string $domain , string $directory )

The bindtextdomain() function sets the path for a domain.

Parameters

domain

The domain

directory

The directory path

Return Values

The full pathname for the domain currently being set.

Examples

Example #1 bindtextdomain() example

<?php

$domain 
'myapp';
echo 
bindtextdomain($domain'/usr/share/myapp/locale');

?>

The above example will output:

/usr/share/myapp/locale

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n8klatt
1 year ago
The name of your .mo file must match the $domain, e.g. name your files messages.mo and call bindtextdomain("messages", $directory).
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roel dot vermeulen at gmail dot com
1 month ago
I recommend using absolute paths in the $directory parameter. This caused me several hours to debug as Ajax calls to my localization functions messed up the path. And since no error if thrown if the path in $directory cannot be found, one should check the result always:

<?php
   
// Imagine the path for this file is "/localization" and your locales are in the "/locale" directory.
   
$pathToDomain = __DIR__ . "/../locale";
    if (
$pathToDomain != bindtextdomain($domain, $pathToDomain)) {
       
// Error handling.
   
}
?>
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