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PHP 5 CMS Framework Development by Martin Brampton

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Summary

Character set issues need resolution to help achieve results with multilingual implementations. The preferred solution is to place all the emphasis on the use of UTF-8 as the international character set with the greatest flexibility, and practicality of implementation.

Language questions arise in three areas: the fixed text strings of the CMS core framework, similar fixed strings in CMS extensions, and the text that is in the database and used to generate user content for delivery to the browser. A number of ad hoc mechanisms have been used by others to deal with translation, but preference is given to a more comprehensive framework approach, based on the GNU gettext project.

Implementation can be achieved, where necessary, using ...

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