Gabi Solomon as a recent post to his blog about using the routing in the Zend Framework to add a multi-language component to your site.
Today i will continue the series of articles on the Zend Framework and i am going to talk about how i come to use the language component from Zend. The way i decided to go with it is by having a controller plugin that starts the language component and also detects the language.
He shows the creation of the bootstrap file to handle the different language requests in the URL and how to register the plugin for the application to use later on (GSD_Controller_Plugin_Language). The code for the plugin is included - it uses the Zend_Locale and Zend_Translate components to handle the translation between languages. This lets you push information out to the view and have the framework automatically translate it to the right language for you based on the URL.