Here is a PHP file with a sample array definition:
$lang["username"] = "Username";
$lang["password"] = "Enter password";
$lang["app"] = "Lokalise";
By default, the variable name is
$lang but you can provide any other name, for example
$_["username"]. During the export, a variable with the same name will be used as well.
While custom variable names are supported, this feature has certain limitations:
The custom variable name is being set only if you're importing a file with new keys (meaning this name is not updatable).
The custom variable name cannot be modified using Lokalise editor.
You can't have different custom variables in a single file.
Multiple assignment written in the following way is not supported
$lang["key1"] = $lang["key2"] = "Translation";.