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Finished the tutorial part of i18n guide (organization of locale files)

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TIP: Right now you might need to add some more date/time formats in order to make the I18n backend work as expected. Of course, there's a great chance that somebody already did all the work by *translating Rails's defaults for your locale*. See the http://github.com/svenfuchs/rails-i18n/tree/master/rails/locale[rails-i18n repository at Github] for an archive of various locale files. When you put such file(s) in +config/locale/+ directory, they will automatically ready for use.
+=== Organization of locale files
+
+When you are using the default SimpleStore, shipped with the i18n library, you store dictionaries in plain-text files on the disc. Putting translations for all parts of your application in one file per locale could be hard to manage. You can store these files in a hierarchy which makes sense to you.
+
+For example, your +config/locale+ directory could look like this:
+
+-------------------------------------------------------
+|-defaults
+|---es.rb
+|---en.rb
+|-models
+|---book
+|-----es.rb
+|-----en.rb
+|-views
+|---defaults
+|-----es.rb
+|-----en.rb
+|---books
+|-----es.rb
+|-----en.rb
+|---users
+|-----es.rb
+|-----en.rb
+|---navigation
+|-----es.rb
+|-----en.rb
+-------------------------------------------------------
+
+This way, you can separate model and model attribute names from text inside views, and all of this from the "defaults" (eg. date and time formats).
+
+Other stores for the i18n library could provide different means of such separation.
+
+Do check the http://rails-i18n.org/wiki[Rails i18n Wiki] for list of tools available for managing translations.
== Overview of the I18n API features
-The following purposes are covered:
+By knowing all neccessary aspects of internationalizing a basic Ruby on Rails application, now you should have good understanding of using the i18n library. In the following chapters, we'll cover it's features in more depth.
+
+Covered are features like these:
* lookup translations
* interpolate data into translations

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