Gemification of rails's country_select
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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

gem 'country-select'


Simple use supplying model and attribute as parameters:

country_select("user", "country_name")

Simple nationalities dropdown

nationality_select("user", "nationality")

Nationalities come from this page, 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