WordPress language issue under php5

If you’re experiencing this, check the following thread

You need to edit gettext.php file

Find entry:

if ($magic == ($MAGIC1 & 0xFFFFFFFF)) { 
$this->BYTEORDER = 0;
} elseif ($magic == ($MAGIC2 & 0xFFFFFFFF)) {

Replace by:

if ($magic == $MAGIC1) {
$this->BYTEORDER = 0;
} elseif ($magic == $MAGIC2) {

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