Ruby on rails international & BIRT integration?


#1

Hello,

I see, that Rails is quite english-centric. I am developing some webs,
that are not primarily in English. I have a few questions:

  • besides turning of plurals, what should I take care? How to use utf-8
    for all data and converting it from local charsets to utf-8?
  • how do I make my page multilingual (i.e. adding english support
    later)? Is there something like gettext support? Is there a multilingual
    scaffold support? (So I’ll have a web interface where I can translate
    all the messages used in application).
  • Is there some web/wiki page talking about internationalization issues
    in Rails? Should we start one?

One more question not about internationalization: is there some BIRT
(Business Intelligence and Reporting Tool) integration? Or preferable
way to make reports (PDF, HTML, …) from my existing model?

Thanks,

Juraj.

#2

Google: UTF-8 rails
Google: rails globalize
Google: ruby Pdf writer

HTH


#3

Hello,

Google: ruby Pdf writer

well, I wanted BIRT
integration, not another plugin to write PDF documents.

And I wanted some hints for i18n site creation (how to set up rails
correctly), I know about globalize. For example I don’t know in which
character set does data from browser come…

Juraj.


#4

Hi,

On Thu, 4 May 2006 14:13:45 +0200
Juraj B. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

Hello,

Google: ruby Pdf writer

well, I wanted BIRT
integration, not another plugin to write PDF documents.

And I wanted some hints for i18n site creation (how to set up rails
correctly), I know about globalize. For example I don’t know in which
character set does data from browser come…

Did you try Ruby-GetText-Package ?
http://www.yotabanana.com/hiki/ruby-gettext-howto-rails.html


#5

Hello,

Did you try Ruby-GetText-Package ?
http://www.yotabanana.com/hiki/ruby-gettext-howto-rails.html

thank you, this is exactly what I’ve been looking for.

Juraj.


#6

Juraj B. wrote:

well, I wanted BIRT
integration, not another plugin to write PDF documents.

The BIRT site contains an article about Integrating BIRT with PHP. Try
to use ruby
code and rails funtions instead of PHP.
http://www.eclipse.org/birt/phoenix/deploy/usingPHP.php

Simo
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