Provides a simple helper to get an HTML select list of countries. The list of countries comes from the ISO 3166 standard. While it is a relatively neutral source of country names, it may still offend some users.
Users are strongly advised to evaluate the suitability of this list given their user base.
Install as a gem using
gem install country-select
Or put the following in your Gemfile
Simple use supplying model and attribute as parameters:
Simple nationalities dropdown
Nationalities come from this page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_adjectival_forms_of_place_names, it is not an exhaustive or correct list and never can be.
Supplying priority countries to be placed at the top of the list:
country_select("user", "country_name", [ "United Kingdom", "France", "Germany" ])
Specifying which country to be selected: United Kingdom will be selected. country_select("user", "country_name", [ "+United Kingdom+", "France", "Germany" ])
Example in a Rails form: Full list, with New Zealand Australia and United Kingdom prioritized (New Zealand selected by default) <%= country_select(:player, :nationality, [ "+New Zealand+", "Australia", "United Kingdom" ]) %>
Copyright (c) 2008 Michael Koziarski, released under the MIT license