NAME

Xacobeo::I18n - Utilities for internationalization (i18n).

SYNOPSIS

        # Initialize the i18n framework (done once)
        use FindBin;
        use Xacobeo::I18n;
        Xacobeo::I18n->init("$FindBin::Bin/../share/locale/");
        
        
        # Import the i18n utilities (used everywhere where i18n is needed)
        use Xacobeo::I18n;
        print __("Hello world"), "\n";

DESCRIPTION

This package provides utilities that perform i18n. This module relies on gettext.

The initialization of the i18n framework should be performed only once, preferably as soon as possible. Once the framework is initialized any module requiring to translate a string can include this module.

This module exports automatically the shortcut functions used for translating messages. This is done in order to make the translation transparent.

FUNCTIONS

The following functions are available:

__

Translates a single string through gettext.

Parameters:

  • $string

    The string to translate.

__x

Translates a string that uses place holders for variable substitution.

Parameters:

  • $string

    The string to translate.

  • %values

    A series of key/value pairs that will be replacing the place holders.

__n

Translates a string in either singular or plural.

Parameters:

  • $singular

    The string in its singular form (one item).

  • $plural

    The string in its plural form (more than one item).

  • $count

    The number of items.

  • %values

    A series of key/value pairs that will be replacing the place holders.

__nx

Translates a string in either singular or plural with variable substitution.

Parameters:

  • $singular

    The string in its singular form (one item).

  • $plural

    The string in its plural form (more than one item).

  • $count

    The number of items.

__xn

Same as "__nx".

Parameters:

  • $singular

    The string in its singular form (one item).

  • $plural

    The string in its plural form (more than one item).

  • $count

    The number of items.

domain

Returns the translation domain.

init

Initializes the i18n framework (gettext). Must be called in the fashion:

        Xacobeo::I18n->init($folder);

Parameters:

  • $folder

    The folder where to find the translation files. For instance for the translation /usr/share/locale/fr/LC_MESSAGES/xacobeo.mo the folder /usr/share/locale has to be provided.

AUTHORS

Emmanuel Rodriguez <potyl@cpan.org>.

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

Copyright (C) 2008,2009 by Emmanuel Rodriguez.

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself, either Perl version 5.8.8 or, at your option, any later version of Perl 5 you may have available.