I’m trying to get Rails (v2.2.2) to print dates in Dutch but it won’t
pick up the formats I specify.
I tried the following:
- created a ‘nl.yml’ file under ‘config/locales’
- copied over the English defaults for dates from activesupport/…/
- added Dutch activerecord error messages and number and currency
formats (euro sign)
- changed the default locale in ‘environment.rb’
The AR error messages are shown in Dutch just fine so Rails is loading
the translation file and setting the locale correctly but when I do
Date.today.to_s I always get the English versions, no matter what
format I pass to the to_s() method. Also numbers and currencies are
working fine. I just can’t get dates to behave!
Been hunting down documentation and blog posts on the subject for
hours now and I’m going crazy. Any ideas?