Installation of i18n


#1

I desperately try to put in place i18n for my project, in order mainly
to translate date/time formats, but the information I get from all the
different sources is either incomplete or contradictory :

Some say translation files should be placed in config/locales, others
in app/locales
Some say they should be a yaml file, others in rb file

My current configuration is the following :

  1. I installed the i18n gem version 0.1.0
  2. I created the translation file myproject/locales/fr-FR/fr-FR.yml,
    containing :

“fr-FR:
date:
formats:
default: “%d/%m/%Y”
…”

  1. I created the initializer file myproject/config/initializers/
    locale.rb, containing :

I18n.load_path += Dir.glob("#{RAILS_ROOT}/app/locales/**/*.yml")
I18n.default_locale = “fr-FR”

However, my dates are still in english and
I18n.localize(Date.today)
results in => I18n::MissingTranslationData: translation missing: fr-
FR, date, formats
from /Library/Ruby/Gems/1.8/gems/activesupport-2.2.2/lib/
active_support/…

What’s wrong ?

Thank you for oyur help


#2

I get a “config/locales/fr-FR.rb:1: syntax error, unexpected ‘:’,
expecting $end”

Should the "en.yml’ file end with a “end” ?


#3

my files:

#file config/locale/en.yml
en:
date:
formats:
ddate: “%d.%m.%Y”

time:
formats:
ddate: “%Y-%m-%d”
dtime: “%H:%M”

and usage (somewhere in helper)

def showdate(date)
l(Time.at(date), :format => :ddate)
end

tom

Sacredceltic wrote:

  1. I created the initializer file myproject/config/initializers/
    active_support/…

What’s wrong ?

Thank you for oyur help

Tomas Meinlschmidt, MS {MCT, MCP+I, MCSE, AER}, NetApp Filer/NetCache

www.meinlschmidt.com www.maxwellrender.cz www.lightgems.cz


#4

Yes, thank you, I just realized it was such an issue and I re-sourced
the file.


#5

replace tab chars (\t) with spaces …

Sacredceltic wrote:

en:

to translate date/time formats, but the information I get from all the
date:
FR, date, formats

Tomas Meinlschmidt, MS {MCT, MCP+I, MCSE, AER}, NetApp Filer/NetCache

www.meinlschmidt.com www.maxwellrender.cz www.lightgems.cz