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Globalize is a Ruby on Rails plugin designed to support multilingual applications (official repository).

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=Welcome to Globalize

*Globalize* is a Ruby on Rails plugin designed to support globalized applications.
It supports translation into multiple languages (for both db content and controller
and view code) and localization of time, data, and numbers.
It's under the MIT License, same as Ruby on Rails.

== How to use it

Decide where you'd like globalize to store your translations.

By default globalize stores translations externally in a dedicated table but now
you also have the option to store translations within the model's own table.

To set this method as the default for add:

 Globalize::DbTranslate.keep_translations_in_model = true

to your environment.rb.

=== In your models

  #All translations stored in a separate table
  class Product < ActiveRecord::Base
    translates :name, :description, :specs
  end

or you can override the global setting per model by:

  #All translations stored 'products' table
  class Product < ActiveRecord::Base

    self.keep_translations_in_model = true

    translates
    :name, :description, :specs
  end

Then:

Using <i>keep_translations_in_model = false</i>:

  Locale.set("en-US")
  prod = Product.find(1)

<tt>prod.name -> "Meatballs"</tt>

  Locale.set("es-ES")
  prod = Product.find(1) #Note: A reload of the model instance is required after a locale change.

<tt>prod.name -> "Albondigas"</tt>


Using <i>keep_translations_in_model = true</i>:

  Locale.set("en-US")
  prod = Product.find(1)

<tt>prod.name -> "Meatballs"</tt>

  Locale.set("es-ES")

<tt>prod.name -> "Albondigas"</tt> #Note: No reload of model is required

=== In your views (or anywhere else)

  Locale.set("he-IL")
  <%= "Thanks for ordering!".t %> -> "תודה על ההזמנה!"
  <%= "You've got %d items in your cart" / 5 %> -> "יש 5 מוצרים בסל שלך"

  Locale.set("es-ES")
  <%= Time.now.loc("%d %B %Y") %> -> "17 Octubre 2005"
  <%= 12345.45.loc %> -> "12.345,45"

See the wiki (http://www.globalize-rails.org/) for more documentation.

== How to install

From your rails app root directory:

1. <tt>script/plugin install http://svn.globalize-rails.org/svn/globalize/trunk</tt>
2. <tt>rake globalize:setup</tt> (might take a while, about a minute or so)

...and you're globalized, dude!

Optionally, try:

* <tt>rake test_plugins</tt>
* <tt>rake plugindoc</tt>
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