Forum: Ruby on Rails Script to extract text from application

Announcement (2017-05-07): is now read-only since I unfortunately do not have the time to support and maintain the forum any more. Please see and for other Rails- und Ruby-related community platforms.
Bc78ecf1898c83d627f9779e0e47af15?d=identicon&s=25 Carsten Gehling (carsten)
on 2009-01-03 14:52
I have a Rails application, that has grown quite large. At the moment
all texts are placed inside the template files like this:

<h3>This is a header</h3>

And inside the ruby code (like flash messages, model error messages,

I now have the situation, that I want to place all text in an external
textfile in order to be able to e.g. translate the entire site.

Is there an easy way to extract all these texts and replace them with

l(:some_text_key) in the ruby code and

<%=l(:some_text_key) in the templates?

or do I have to go through all files manually? (yikes)

BTW: I will happily move to Rails 2.2 if that is any help.

- Carsten
This topic is locked and can not be replied to.