Ruby on Rails app internationalization and localization

Ruby on Rails (Rails) is a web application framework written in Ruby. It is meant to help simplify the building of complex websites.

Created by
David Heinemeier Hansson
December 13, 2005

Ruby on Rails applications are usually translated using

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Best way to localize Ruby on Rails apps

The first step is to extract the text to translate into language files. This process is called internationalization. The most popular i18n library for Rails at the moment is i18n. It can be used to extract the text to translate into YAML files.

Once you have internationalized your Ruby on Rails app, use a translation software localization tool such as WebTranslateIt to manage your localization workflow.

It is easy to translate a Ruby on Rails app with WebTranslateIt. Create a project, upload your source language file in the File Manager and translate it on the Translation Interface.

The tools included in WebTranslateIt, such as Batch Operations, the Translation Memory or Machine Translation can help you translate that file automatically, faster and cost effectively.

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