I am a Rails noob, working on bringing a legacy db system into the 21st
century. I want to localize the UI for two languages (EN/JA). Since I
am already using the salted user system, I have been playing around with
T. Fuchs’ localization module. Nice and simple, already up and working.
But here’s the problem: Japanese text is wrapping weirdly in table
cells. I could set nowrap in all the cells, but that isn’t right either.
So I’m wondering if anyone knows of a way to insert some kind of
invisible character between words that would let it wrap at spots that
you specified (in your translation yaml). If this isn’t clear, you
have to know that Japanese doesn’t have spaces between characters/words,
and that there are specific rules as to where you can break text. I
s, but there will be cases where you don’t want it to
break, and it doesn’t need to break… So some kind of char that isn’t
visible to humans, but the browser could see as a legit break char. And
err… one that is going to be compatible with the localization module
and it’s translation yamls.