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Rails, timezone from GeoIP, locale from request header or parameter sample
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Rails, timezone from GeoIP, locale from request header or parameter sample

Guessing timezone from ip

Used geoip gem, with GeoLite Country. ip => country, country => timezone(s). This is done only once when user is registrating for the first time. So, assuming GeoIP.dat file is under /lib/data, inside devise registration form:

<% country = GeoIP.new(Rails.root.join('lib','data','GeoIP.dat')).country(request.remote_ip) %>
<%= f.time_zone_select :time_zone, (country.ip == "127.0.0.1") ? nil : TZInfo::Country.get(country.country_code2).zones %>

Localization

First, look if params exists (user may require any different locale, for any time, for any reason), next, check if current_user exists, if so, use its settings, if its public user, that try to guess from browser header, and finally set locale from default locale.

I18n.locale = params[:locale] || current_user.try(:locale) || extract_locale_from_accept_language_header
private
def extract_locale_from_accept_language_header
  request.env['HTTP_ACCEPT_LANGUAGE'].scan(/^[en|tr]{2}/).first || I18n.default_locale
end

Locale scope in routes

Dynamic scope for locales

scope "(:locale)", :locale => /en|tr/ do
  devise_for :users
  root :to => "main#index"
end

Set locale parameter if it exists in url

def default_url_options(options={})  
  set_locale_from_url
  { :locale => I18n.locale }
end

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