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Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to internationalize your web site or application into four languages, one of which is ideographic. Whether you’re using PHP 5 or 6, the challenge is formidable. How do you do this with minimal effort, best performance, and flexibility to add more languages in the future?
This session will cover several approaches to this problem, focusing on utilizing the new intl extension as well as other open source tools. Warning: some live translations may be performed for the audience!
Andrei Zmievski is Chief Architect at Outspark Inc, where he is working on a technology platform for building an online playground with free video games and engaging communities. In the past he had worked on internal tools at Yahoo! Inc., specializing in i18n and infrastructure software, such as PHP and Apache. He is also a core PHP developer, leader of the PHP-GTK project, and a co-author of “PHP Developer’s Cookbook” and Smarty templating system. His current focus is the native Unicode and i18n support in PHP.