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Using translated fields with formtastic #1

tonic20 opened this Issue May 14, 2010 · 3 comments


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tonic20 commented May 14, 2010

Thank you for nice plugin. I have a problem when I use translated fields in forms with Formtastic.

When I use in views:
= semantic_form_for [:admin, @page] do |f|
= f.inputs do
= f.input :title
= f.buttons

Field title not shown correctly. Workaround is to use in forms proxy field, like title_translated below:

class Post < ActiveRecord::Base
  puret :title

  # proxy for translated field
  def title_translated=(s)
    self.title = s

  def title_translated

= semantic_form_for [:admin, @page] do |f|
= f.inputs do
= f.input :title_translated
= f.buttons

Works fine. How can I use translated fields in forms without such proxy fileds?


jo commented May 25, 2010

Seems like this is an issue only with formtastic.

Maybe formtastic looks into the attributes hash of ActiveModel.
Since I do not use that plugin, I won't dig deeper.

But a patch is greatly appreciated!



jacobat commented Apr 28, 2011

Actually this is a problem with plain Rails forms too. I just created a new Rails project to try it out:

rails new purettest
cd purettest
echo "gem 'puret'" >> Gemfile
rails generate scaffold post title:string description:text
rake db:migrate
rails generate puret:model Post title:string description:text
rake db:migrate
rails server

Go to /posts, create a new post and then try editing it, you will see that the form field is not prefilled.

@jo jo added a commit that referenced this issue Apr 28, 2011

@jo jo Merged pull request #5 from jacobat/master.
Fix for issue #1

jo commented Apr 28, 2011

merged. Thank you all.

@jo jo closed this Apr 28, 2011

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