The key phrase in World Wide Web is World Wide. Creating a Web site useful to speakers of different languages is a breeze using PHP and MySQL. The process of preparing your applications for use in multiple locales is called internationalization; customizing your code for each locale is called localization. In this chapter, you learn some basic tips for performing localization tasks:
How to recognize and prepare for character set differences
How to prepare the structure of your application and produce localized sites
First and foremost, neither internationalization nor localization is the same thing as translation. In fact, you can have a fully translated Web site—all ...