Globalize2 is the successor of Globalize for Rails.
It is compatible with and builds on the new I18n api in Ruby on Rails. and adds model translations to ActiveRecord.
Globalize2 is much more lightweight and compatible than its predecessor was. Model translations in Globalize2 use default ActiveRecord features and do not limit any ActiveRecord functionality any more.
(or Rails > 2.2)
To install Globalize2 with its default setup just use:
script/plugin install git://github.com/joshmh/globalize2.git
Model translations allow you to translate your models’ attribute values. E.g.
class Post < ActiveRecord::Base translates :title, :text end
Allows you to values for the attributes :title and :text per locale:
I18n.locale = :en post.title # => Globalize2 rocks! I18n.locale = :he post.title # => גלובאלייז2 שולט!
In order to make this work, you’ll need to add the appropriate translation tables. Globalize2 comes with a handy helper method to help you do this. It’s called
create_translation_table!. Here’s an example:
class CreatePosts < ActiveRecord::Migration def self.up create_table :posts do |t| t.timestamps end Post.create_translation_table! :title => :string, :text => :text end def self.down drop_table :posts Post.drop_translation_table! end end
Note that the ActiveRecord model
Post must already exist and have a
translates directive listing the translated fields.