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bindtextdomain

(PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7, PHP 8)

bindtextdomainSets or gets the path for a domain

Description

bindtextdomain ( string $domain , string|null $directory ) : string|false

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

Parameters

domain

The domain.

directory

The directory path. If null, the currently set directory is returned.

Return Values

The full pathname for the domain currently being set, or false on failure.

Changelog

Version Description
8.0.3 directory is nullable now. Previously, it was not possible to retrieve the currently set directory.

Examples

Example #1 bindtextdomain() example

<?php

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

?>

The above example will output:

/usr/share/myapp/locale

Notes

Note:

The bindtextdomain() information is maintained per process, not per thread.

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roel dot vermeulen at gmail dot com
4 years 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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n8klatt
6 years 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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