Class yii\i18n\PhpMessageSource

Inheritanceyii\i18n\PhpMessageSource » yii\i18n\MessageSource » yii\base\Component » yii\base\BaseObject
Implementsyii\base\Configurable
Available since version2.0
Source Code https://github.com/yiisoft/yii2/blob/master/framework/i18n/PhpMessageSource.php

PhpMessageSource represents a message source that stores translated messages in PHP scripts.

PhpMessageSource uses PHP arrays to keep message translations.

  • Each PHP script contains one array which stores the message translations in one particular language and for a single message category;
  • Each PHP script is saved as a file named as "$basePath/LanguageID/CategoryName.php";
  • Within each PHP script, the message translations are returned as an array like the following:
return [
    'original message 1' => 'translated message 1',
    'original message 2' => 'translated message 2',
];

You may use $fileMap to customize the association between category names and the file names.

Public Properties

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PropertyTypeDescriptionDefined By
$basePath string The base path for all translated messages. yii\i18n\PhpMessageSource
$fileMap array Mapping between message categories and the corresponding message file paths. yii\i18n\PhpMessageSource
$forceTranslation boolean Whether to force message translation when the source and target languages are the same. yii\i18n\MessageSource
$sourceLanguage string The language that the original messages are in. yii\i18n\MessageSource

Public Methods

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MethodDescriptionDefined By
__call() Calls the named method which is not a class method. yii\base\Component
__clone() This method is called after the object is created by cloning an existing one. yii\base\Component
__construct() Constructor. yii\base\BaseObject
__get() Returns the value of a component property. yii\base\Component
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__set() Sets the value of a component property. yii\base\Component
__unset() Sets a component property to be null. yii\base\Component
attachBehavior() Attaches a behavior to this component. yii\base\Component
attachBehaviors() Attaches a list of behaviors to the component. yii\base\Component
behaviors() Returns a list of behaviors that this component should behave as. yii\base\Component
canGetProperty() Returns a value indicating whether a property can be read. yii\base\Component
canSetProperty() Returns a value indicating whether a property can be set. yii\base\Component
className() Returns the fully qualified name of this class. yii\base\BaseObject
detachBehavior() Detaches a behavior from the component. yii\base\Component
detachBehaviors() Detaches all behaviors from the component. yii\base\Component
ensureBehaviors() Makes sure that the behaviors declared in behaviors() are attached to this component. yii\base\Component
getBehavior() Returns the named behavior object. yii\base\Component
getBehaviors() Returns all behaviors attached to this component. yii\base\Component
hasEventHandlers() Returns a value indicating whether there is any handler attached to the named event. yii\base\Component
hasMethod() Returns a value indicating whether a method is defined. yii\base\Component
hasProperty() Returns a value indicating whether a property is defined for this component. yii\base\Component
init() Initializes the object. yii\base\BaseObject
off() Detaches an existing event handler from this component. yii\base\Component
on() Attaches an event handler to an event. yii\base\Component
translate() Translates a message to the specified language. yii\i18n\MessageSource
trigger() Triggers an event. yii\base\Component

Protected Methods

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MethodDescriptionDefined By
getMessageFilePath() Returns message file path for the specified language and category. yii\i18n\PhpMessageSource
loadFallbackMessages() The method is normally called by loadMessages() to load the fallback messages for the language. yii\i18n\PhpMessageSource
loadMessages() Loads the message translation for the specified $language and $category. yii\i18n\PhpMessageSource
loadMessagesFromFile() Loads the message translation for the specified language and category or returns null if file doesn't exist. yii\i18n\PhpMessageSource
translateMessage() Translates the specified message. yii\i18n\MessageSource

Events

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EventTypeDescriptionDefined By
EVENT_MISSING_TRANSLATION yii\i18n\MissingTranslationEvent An event that is triggered when a message translation is not found. yii\i18n\MessageSource

Property Details

$basePath public property

The base path for all translated messages. Defaults to '@app/messages'.

public string $basePath '@app/messages'
$fileMap public property

Mapping between message categories and the corresponding message file paths. The file paths are relative to $basePath. For example,

[
    'core' => 'core.php',
    'ext' => 'extensions.php',
]
public array $fileMap null

Method Details

getMessageFilePath() protected method

Returns message file path for the specified language and category.

protected string getMessageFilePath ( $category, $language )
$category string

The message category

$language string

The target language

return string

Path to message file

loadFallbackMessages() protected method (available since version 2.0.7)

The method is normally called by loadMessages() to load the fallback messages for the language.

Method tries to load the $category messages for the $fallbackLanguage and adds them to the $messages array.

protected array loadFallbackMessages ( $category, $fallbackLanguage, $messages, $originalMessageFile )
$category string

The message category

$fallbackLanguage string

The target fallback language

$messages array

The array of previously loaded translation messages. The keys are original messages, and the values are the translated messages.

$originalMessageFile string

The path to the file with messages. Used to log an error message in case when no translations were found.

return array

The loaded messages. The keys are original messages, and the values are the translated messages.

loadMessages() protected method

Loads the message translation for the specified $language and $category.

If translation for specific locale code such as en-US isn't found it tries more generic en. When both are present, the en-US messages will be merged over en. See loadFallbackMessages() for details. If the $language is less specific than $sourceLanguage, the method will try to load the messages for $sourceLanguage. For example: $sourceLanguage is en-GB, $language is en. The method will load the messages for en and merge them over en-GB.

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protected array loadMessages ( $category, $language )
$category string

The message category

$language string

The target language

return array

The loaded messages. The keys are original messages, and the values are the translated messages.

loadMessagesFromFile() protected method

Loads the message translation for the specified language and category or returns null if file doesn't exist.

protected array|null loadMessagesFromFile ( $messageFile )
$messageFile string

Path to message file

return array|null

Array of messages or null if file not found