We are building a site which offers different product mixes depending on
where in the world you live, eg there are products applicable to the
USA, Canada, Europe and Asia. So visitors to the site must choose their
region when they arrive at the site.
Then we want to offer them choices of language, no matter what the
region. So you could choose French even if you live in Japan, or
Japanese even if you’re in the US.
My initial db schema simply has a resource table which stores multiple
versions of all text from my product and other tables. So my product
table would simply reference the resource table for the product name,
for example. Language could be stored in a session variable or in the
I don’t see any problems with this approach for the front-end stuff, but
I’m worried that Rails may not be able to autogenerate all my back-end
Do either of GLoc or Globalize assist with what I’m doing? Could anyone
share their experiences.