[sf-perl] Internationalizing a Perl application

Allen Chen achen at iparadigms.com
Fri Mar 2 11:34:08 PST 2007


I had a question about internationalization (using  
Locale::Maketext::Simple) that I hoped someone would be able to  
answer. Here's the situation:

I created a drop-down menu on the user preferences form that allows  
users to select a language. When the user clicks submit, his  
preference is changed in our database and in the URL string  
(www.turnitin.com/user_info.asp?lang=en_us&..., or 'fr', 'es',  
etc.) . When the page reloads, there is a call to loc_lang that  
should cause all of the text to be displayed in the new language.  
However, the text still shows up in the old language, so it looks  
like loc_lang isn't working. For example, if the user logged in with  
his language preference set as en_us and then changed it to fr, the  
'Welcome' text remains 'Welcome' and doesn't change to the French  
version. I logged our calls to loc_lang and found that it is indeed  
calling loc_lang("fr"), but the text that is displayed is still all  

The only time I can get the text to change is if I restart apache and  
then reload the page. Would anyone happen to know whether we're  
missing a step in here or what we can do to have loc_lang change the  
current language? If you could respond to achen at iparadigms.com, that  
would be much appreciated!


Allen Chen
Web Application Support & Developer

iParadigms, LLC
1624 Franklin Street, 7th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612

p +1.510.287.9720 x 256
f +1.510.444.1952
e achen at iparadigms.com

The information contained in this message may be privileged and  
confidential and protected from disclosure. If the reader of this  
message is not the intended recipient, or an employee or agent  
responsible for delivering this message to the intended recipient,  
you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, or  
copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have  
received this communication in error, please notify the sender  
immediately by replying to the message and deleting it from your  

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: http://mail.pm.org/pipermail/sanfrancisco-pm/attachments/20070302/cd29eec0/attachment.html 

More information about the SanFrancisco-pm mailing list