Rails provide many goodies and helpers for you, but some of these are
dependant on your user interface being in english. Date controls, for
example. Pluralization is another. And have you ever tried to capitalize
a string with Swedish letters in them? Then you know it doesn’t work
that well. Until now, that is. You install this plugin, make sure all
your Swedish source uses UTF-8, and most of these problems disappear.
Downcase, upcase, swapcase and capitalize work as expected.
Integer#ordinalize gives Swedish ordinals. And month names and weekday
names are in Swedish.
This plugin isn’t only for people looking to create Swedish Web
interfaces. It can also act as a map for creating a plugin like this for
any western language. Just replace all the text-strings in this plugin,
change the module name and you’re set to go. (Of course you’ll have to
know the language you’re porting too, though).