Can Studio 2015 handle php files without problems?
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LuxTranslations  Identity Verified
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Apr 4, 2016

Hi everyone,

I received a job offer with many ".php"-files in different directories. Can I create a project in Studio like I'd do it with Word files or am I to do anything special for this?


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John Fossey  Identity Verified
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PHP is a web language Apr 4, 2016

PHP files are executable server-side programs for rendering a webpage. They cannot be translated without a full knowledge of coding in the PHP language, otherwise the files and website will most likely not work afterwards.

I would suggest that you ask the client for the website texts that have to be translated, preferably in Word format. Then make clear it's the responsiblity of the webmaster or web developer to insert the translated texts in the right place.

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Stanislav Okhvat
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Translating PHP files Apr 4, 2016


John is right about PHP being a programming language that executes on the server. However, many PHP websites contain simple HTML code with PHP instructions embedded among the HTML, e.g.:

<title>Page title</title>
... PHP code goes here
<h2>Title 2</h2>

In the above example, there is no need to parse the PHP code for strings in order to translate HTML strings like "Page title" or "Title 2".

I know memoQ can translate such PHP files, but I don't know whether Studio can.

Best regards,

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