locale_selector provides a wrapper around the excellent ruby-gettext gem www.yotabanana.com/hiki/ruby-gettext.html
Offers a convinient way to specify the list of locales supported by your application. Provides a html UI control for locale selection. Maintains the user preference in a cookie and provides callback for saving the preference e.g. in a database.
Tested with Rails 2.1 and gettext 1.93.
locale_selector home page (rdoc): locale-selector.rubyforge.org/index.html
locale_selector rubyforge page (releases etc.): rubyforge.org/projects/locale-selector
source repository on github: github.com/geekq/locale_selector
1.Install as a gem with
gem install locale_selector
It also installs the required gettext gem.
2.Append following to the Rakefile of your Rails application to get the gettext related tasks
`rake -T gettext` now offers a couple of new tasks.
3.Reference the gettext in your environment.rb. For Rails 2.1 put following at the top of Rails::Initializer.run block:
config.gem 'gettext', :lib => 'gettext/rails', :version => '1.93' config.gem 'locale_selector', :version => '1.93'
4.Run the generator to create an initializer with the gettext hacks
5.Please provide the root route in your routes.rb and delete the public/index.html
map.root :controller => "mycontroller"
Please see LocaleSelector for API documentation and usage examples.
The version numbers of locale_selector match the version of the gettext gem it is based on.
Please use the provided rake tasks for maintaining translations. Run rake -T gettext to see the list of provided rake tasks.
Most frequently used are
to extract the new strings from the application. Note: please make sure, that all the database connections used in your models work. Gettext connects to the database to extract field names to be translated.
for compiling the binary mo files from po-s.
Vladimir Dobriakov (www.innoq.com/blog/vd)