i18n and l10n for Mustache (PHP) and Angular (Javascript)

English in fact uses just two forms of plural:

  • 0 children
  • 1 child
  • 2 children
  • 3 children

In Angular terminology it means ONE or OTHER1:

/**
 * Plural select rules for en locale
 *
 * @param {number} n  The count of items.
 * @return {goog.i18n.pluralRules.Keyword} Locale-specific plural value.
 * @private
 */
goog.i18n.pluralRules.enSelect_ = function(n) {
  if (n == 1) {
   return goog.i18n.pluralRules.Keyword.ONE;
  }
  return goog.i18n.pluralRules.Keyword.OTHER;
};
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In Search for Template Reuse Between Angular.js and PHP

PHP itself is a great templating engine. No doubts. Why to add another overhead? From my perspective is the reuse between back-end and front-end. Why is there need to produce same code on server? Few of my concerns: SEO, usability (fallback for no-javascript on old devices)

Language diferences for building any web apps:

  • on client: HTML + CSS + Javascript
  • on server: HTML + CSS + PHP (or any language of your choice like Ruby, Pyton, Java, ASP,…)

If you are lucky, your host supports Node.js and reuse of templates is very doable. But most of the time you can consider yourself lucky when your host is running latest PHP codebase.

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