Ruby-Locale is the pure ruby library which provides basic and general purpose APIs for localization.
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Ruby-Locale

Ruby-Locale is the pure ruby library which provides basic and general purpose APIs for localization. It aims to support all environments which ruby works and all kind of programs (GUI, WWW, library, etc), and becomes the hub of other i18n/l10n libs/apps to handle major locale ID standards.

  • Manage Locale ID(Language Tag)

    • Each thread has a Locale ID.

    • POSIX, CLDR, IETF(RFC4646, 3066(BCP47)), Win32 and Java language tags and convert the tag string to each other.

    • Auto detect Locale ID. POSIX(Unix/Linux/*BSD), Win32, JRuby, CGI(CGI, Rack, others).

  • Resources

    • ISO 639-3 languages

    • ISO 3166 region(countries).

  • Support Ruby 1.8.7, Ruby 1.9.1, JRuby 1.1.4. Tested on Win32 and Linux.

Website

Requirements

Install

  • gem: ($ su)

    # gem install locale
  • tar-ball: Download tar-ball from rubyforge.org/projects/locale/ De-Compress archive and enter its top directory. Then type:

    ($ su)
    # ruby setup.rb

The simplest usage

require 'rubygems'
require 'locale'

p Locale.candidates

APIs

The most important APIs are defined in Locale module.

  • Locale.candidates - Returns the current locale candidates.

  • Locale.current= - Sets the current locale(in a thread).

  • Locale.default= - Sets the default locale(in the whole program).

  • Locale.set_app_language_tags - Sets the locale that is supported by the App.

License

This program is licenced under the same licence as Ruby(See COPYING) or LGPL(Lesser General Public License: www.gnu.org/licenses/lgpl-3.0.txt).

  • locale/language.rb, locale/region.rb, locale/data/language.tab.gz, locale/data/region.tab.gz:

    • Copyright (C) 2006 Brian Pontarelli, Antonio Terceiro

    • Copyright (C) 2008,2009 Masao Mutoh <mutomasa at gmail.com>

  • setup.rb version 3.4.1

    • Copyright (C) 2000-2005 Minero Aoki <aamine at loveruby.net>

    • This file is released under LGPL. See the top of the setup.rb.

  • Others(Some files are separated from Ruby-GetText-Package-1.92.0)

    • Copyright (C) 2008,2009 Masao Mutoh <mutoh at highwhay.ne.jp>

References

Other libraries

Documents

Maintainer

Masao Mutoh <mutomasa at gmail.com>