12. Beyond HTML
Introduction to QI18n (Internationalization)
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Internationalization and Translation
Qcodo offers internationalization support via QApplication::Translate() (which internally will use the QI18n class). Language and country settings can be setup in prepend.inc.php. By default, Qcodo will check the session to determine which language and country is currently being used, but it is really up to the developer to determine how you want the language and country codes get discovered (e.g., via the URL, via GET arguments, etc.)

Language files are in the GNU PO format (see http://www.gnu.org/software/gettext/manual/html_node/gettext_9.html for more information), and are placed in the /includes/qcodo/i18n directory.

To translate any piece of text, simply use QApplication::Translate(xxx). Or as a shortcut, if you want to do a PHP print() of any translated text in your template, you can use the qcodo printing shortcut _t(xxx) -- this does the equivalent of print(QApplication::Translate(xxx)).

Note that generated Form Drafts and the QControls are all I18n aware -- they will translate themselves based on the selected language (as long as the appropriate language file exists). Qcodo-specific langauge files are part of Qcodo core, and exist in /includes/qcodo/_core/i18n. Please Note: we are desparately in need of more language files. If you are able to contribute, please take the current en.po file and translate it to any currently unsupported language and feel free to submit it. Also note that the Spanish translation (es.po) language files (both in the example and in Qcodo core) need to be corrected.

Finally, due to the heavy processing of PO parsing, the results of the PO parsing are cached using QCache, and cached files are stored in /includes/qcodo/cache/i18n.

Internationalization Example

Current Language: none



To view the People form draft translated into the selected language, go to /person_list.php