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AlText: Translate texts extracted from code into INI files

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This package can translate texts extracted from code into INI files.

It provides classes that can parse PHP code and extract text strings to be translated by detecting calls to the function altext().

The extracted texts are stored in .INI files that can be loaded by the application scripts to get the localized texts into different idioms.

The altext() function is similar to the PHP gettext() function. It uses text defined in an INI file with translations for the texts and returns the respective translated text using an hash of the requested text.

There is also a class that can merge existing translations with new ones extracted from more up to date source code.

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         * The variable $LANG should receive the result of {@link parse_ini_file()}. The @ in early suppresses the error message if the INI file is not found. $LANG is a standardized variable name. If you want to use another variable name, you must change the {@link altext()} function in the file {@link altext.php}
$LANG = @parse_ini_file('en_US.ini');
         * include altext library
require_once 'altext.php';
         * The translation is done by {@link altext()} function. If you want to use another name function, keep in mind that "altext" is used by the parser to search for messages to translate.
If you want to change the function name (for gettext, for example), also change the {@link altext.php} files and {@link altext.parser.php}.
In {@link altext.php}, just change the name of the function.
In {@link altext.parser.php} file, change the line <code>preg_match_all ("/altext\(\'(.*)\'\)/", $data, $matches)</code> exchanging "altext" with the name of the desired function. This will make the parser search for the new function name and not by "altext".
echo altext('Esta mensagem será traduzida');
altext("Outra mensagem para traduzir");//Only messages in single quotes are identified by the parser. This is necessary to prevent variables are interpreted during the execution of the source code and are not identified in the INI files.
echo sprintf(//We need to place multiple lines because the parser is confused with)
altext('Hoje é dia %s')

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Plain text file altext.merge.php Class Auxiliary class
Plain text file altext.parser.php Class Auxiliary class
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