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Apfel

Introduction

Apfel is simple parser for .strings (DotStrings) files written in Ruby. DotStrings files are used by Apple platforms for localization. Apfel reads DotStrings files, parses them for key-value pairs and comments.

Once in the form of a hash, the content of the DotStrings file can easily be rebuilt as JSON, XML and RESX (with the help of Builder https://github.com/jimweirich/builder) and more!

Use

To start using Apfel first require the gem

require 'apfel'

Next, pass Apfel the .strings file you want to parse:

parsed_file = Apfel.parse('path/to/file')

Once the file has been parsed, you can do many things with it:

# Turn it into a ruby hash (includes comments)
parsed_file.to_hash

# Turn it into json (includes comments)
parsed_file.to_json

# With either #to_hash or #to_json you can specify
# whether you want the comments included
parsed_file.to_hash(with_comments: false)

# Get all the keys as an array
parsed_file.keys

# Get all the values as an array
parsed_file.values

# Return an array of key-value hashes
parsed_file.key_values

# Return an array of key-comment hashes
parsed_file.comments

# Return an array of all the comments without their keys
parsed_file.comments(with_keys: false)

Contributing

  1. Fork it
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Add some feature')
  4. Commit tests (they should pass when rake is run)
  5. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
  6. Create new Pull Request
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