Multilingual Site

I am starting a new project and I am somewhat new to Rails. One of the
requirements for the new site is it going to have to handle multiple
languages. Currently around 14 languages. I will be creating the
English version and then I will be sending the views to other people
to translate. Does anyone have any experience with this? I am creating
a Language table in my database and displaying the text based on the
language_id given. Is there a better way?

Jon, i18n is more than just string translation. Have you looked at all
the i18n plugins available, e.g.
http://www.globalize-rails.org/globalize/

mike

jonbaty wrote:

I am starting a new project and I am somewhat new to Rails. One of the
requirements for the new site is it going to have to handle multiple
languages. Currently around 14 languages. I will be creating the
English version and then I will be sending the views to other people
to translate. Does anyone have any experience with this? I am creating
a Language table in my database and displaying the text based on the
language_id given. Is there a better way?

jonbaty,
I am doing the same thing at the moment. We don’t have date or money
issues (we are running for one country but supporting different
languages). We’re going ahead with GLoc. Still coming to grips with
it, but it seems pretty close to what we do in java/jstl.
It is not (maybe it could be, not sure) db based - it is file based
though.

Thanks for the quick reply, Mike. I saw this a few days ago and will
look into it some more. I just did not know if i was headed in a wrong
way or if there was a really easy way of doing it and I was missing
it.

On Sep 20, 10:02 am, Mike P. [email protected]

sorry phil, i think you were writing the same time i was writing mine.
My boss is off all this week so i will get with him and decide. I just
wondered if i was on the right track. It is going a lot slower than i
thought. I guess they all do… thanks for the reply

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