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Request #65321 Extend sprintf function by type specifier for uppercase and lowercase
Submitted: 2013-07-24 08:10 UTC Modified: 2013-07-30 02:05 UTC
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From: nico dot weinreich at gmail dot com Assigned:
Status: Wont fix Package: Strings related
PHP Version: Irrelevant OS: All
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2013-07-24 08:10 UTC] nico dot weinreich at gmail dot com
I'm using sprintf() to realize multi language setup of my projects in a simple 
way, e.g.:

$l['Stichworte'] = 'Uppslagsord';
$l['Alle %s mit %s'] = 'Alla %s på %s';

Base language is german, target language is swedish. On runtime I'm doing 
something like:

echo sprintf(Lang::get("Alle %s mit %s"), Lang::get("Stichworte"), 'K');

So I get for german 'Alle Stichworte mit K' and for swedish 'Alla Uppslagsord på 
K'. The problem is, in this context the word 'Uppslagsord' has to be in 
lowercase for swedish.

So it would be great, if there are two more type specifiers for sprintf() to 
allow text transformation, e.g.:

%s - the argument is treated as and presented as a string
%t - the argument is treated as and presented as a lowercase string
%T - the argument is treated as and presented as a uppercase string


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 [2013-07-25 00:24 UTC] anon at anon dot anon
Easily done in user land.

function foo($s) {
	$args = func_get_args();
	return preg_replace_callback('/%(.)/', function($matches) use(&$args) {
		switch ($matches[1]) {
		case '%': return '%';
		case 's': return next($args);
		case 't': return mb_convert_case(next($args), MB_CASE_LOWER);
		case 'T': return mb_convert_case(next($args), MB_CASE_UPPER);
	}, $s);

echo foo('Alla %t på %s', 'Uppslagsord', 'K');

-> Alla uppslagsord på K
 [2013-07-30 02:05 UTC]
-Status: Open +Status: Wont fix -Package: Unknown/Other Function +Package: Strings related
 [2013-07-30 02:05 UTC]
Current PHP does not have default multibyte string module. So it's not feasible.
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