I recently received quite a lot of love because of Globalite. Even though I tried to write some documentation about the plugin, I know that there’s not much. I also know that there’s a difference between showing how to set a locale and how to actually use that code in a real application.
To fill this gap I wrote a very simple and rough Rails sample application with a fully localized User Interface:
Looking at the code you will find out how to:
use a different css per locale (language/country)
use a different picture per locale
set a default css/picture if the translator doesn’t specify one
rails core localization examples
create a select box of available UI translations
get/set the locale only a specific user so other users start by seeing the default translation
use a translation with many dynamic arguments
note: I froze Edge for this sample app (it wasn’t required, Globalite works well with older version of Rails).
To install and run the app, just do the following:
<code>$ svn checkout http://globalite.googlecode.com/svn/sample/ui globalite-sample-app </code>
edit config/database.example and rename it config/database.yml
<code>$ rake db:create $ rake db:migrate $ ruby script/server </code>