BenjaminRH BenjaminRH - 4 months ago 19
PHP Question

What's the best logic for switching language in Laravel?

I'm using Laravel localization to provide two different languages. I've got all the path stuff set up, and mydomain.com/en/bla delivers English and stores the 'en' session variable, and mydomain.com/he/bla delivers Hebrew and stores the 'he' session variable. However, I can't figure out a decent way to provide a language-switching link. How would this work?

Answer

I've solved my problem by adding this to the before filter in routes.php:

// Default language ($lang) & current uri language ($lang_uri)
$lang = 'he';
$lang_uri = URI::segment(1);

// Set default session language if none is set
if(!Session::has('language'))
{
    Session::put('language', $lang);
}

// Route language path if needed
if($lang_uri !== 'en' && $lang_uri !== 'he')
{
    return Redirect::to($lang.'/'.($lang_uri ? URI::current() : ''));
}
// Set session language to uri
elseif($lang_uri !== Session::get('language'))
{
    Session::put('language', $lang_uri);
}

// Store the language switch links to the session
$he2en = preg_replace('/he\//', 'en/', URI::full(), 1);
$en2he = preg_replace('/en\//', 'he/', URI::full(), 1);
Session::put('he2en', $he2en);
Session::put('en2he', $en2he);