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Copycopter Client

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This is the Ruby on Rails client for Copycopter.

It uses I18n to access copy and translations from a Copycopter project.


In your Gemfile:

gem 'copycopter_client'


bundle install

In your config/initializers/copycopter.rb:

CopycopterClient.configure do |config|
  config.api_key = 'YOUR API KEY HERE' = ''

The API key is on the project page. See CopycopterClient::Configuration for all configuration options.


Access blurbs by using I18n.translate. It is aliased as translate and t inside Rails controllers and views.

# controller
def index
  flash[:success] = t('users.create.success', :default => 'User created')

# view
<%= t '.welcome', :default => 'Why hello there' %>

# model, rake task, etc.
I18n.translate 'system.tasks_complete', :default => 'Tasks complete'

# Interpolation
I18n.translate 'mailer.welcome', :default => 'Welcome, %{name}!',
  :name =>

Using a prefixed dot (ex: '.welcome') only works in views. Use the full key in controllers and other places.

I18n docs.


Blurbs start out as draft copy and aren't displayed in production until published. To publish all draft copy when deploying, use the rake task:

rake copycopter:deploy


Blurbs are cached in-memory while your Rails application is running. To export all cached blurbs to a yml file for offline access, use the rake task:

rake copycopter:export

The exported yaml will be located at config/locales/copycopter.yml.


See the style guide.



Copycopter Client was created by thoughtbot, inc

It is maintained by the fine folks at Crowdtap and Iora Health.


Copycopter Client is free software, and may be redistributed under the terms specified in the MIT-LICENSE file.

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