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Three ways to use HTML in your Rails translations

Rails 3 added a security protection against Cross-site scripting per default. This is a good thing because it makes your web application safer, but it also can cause troubles when you are using html in your translations. What Rails does, is to distinguish between ‘html_safe’ and not ‘html_safe’ strings. When a string is not safe, it will be always escaped. Hence, your …

CEO and founder of Lingohub. Envisioning a multilingual digital world. Email me if you have questions about how Lingohub can help you take your products global.

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Do you speak UTF-8?

“ @ mperham : You have a problem, your data is in latin1 so you think : ” I’ll convert to UTF8 !” Now you have � problems .” cc @ kingshy_g Everyone of us coders who dealt with encodings felt that pain, didn’t you? During my developers career I was quite lucky. Had to deal with encodings quite seldom. …

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Editor UI Updates

We’ve released some updates that changed the Editor design. The comment area moved from the right sidebar to under the translation area. The right sidebar now displays only Autotranslate (other features will follow). The translation text areas are now highlighted. The information panel is now above and below the text area instead of next to it. These design changes reflect …

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CEO and founder of Lingohub. Envisioning a multilingual digital world. Email me if you have questions about how Lingohub can help you take your products global.

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Presenting Autotranslate

With the latest release this week, we introduced Autotranslate in linguist. Autotranslate allows the translator to quickly do an initial translation of any kind of text. With this help, it’s easy to look up words or even whole phrases. Some of you probably think, “this is great, now I don’t even need a translator for my app.” While it’s true …

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The Importance of an API

I have worked on many software projects over the last couple of years. One aspect that became more and more important is an API (Application Programming Interface). A decade ago an API was just classes/interfaces that a developer could use to interact with a library/framework, mostly in the same language. As systems became more and more complex and diverse, SOAP …

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Internationalization (I18n) API in Ruby on Rails 3 (Part III)

In Internationalization (I18n) API in Ruby on Rails 3 (Part I) and Internationalization (I18n) API in Ruby on Rails 3 (Part II) we already covered a lot of the Rails I18n functionality. In part III, we will now a look at some more advanced features of I18n. Using Different backend with I18n The I18n ruby gem comes with backend support for …

CEO and founder of Lingohub. Envisioning a multilingual digital world. Email me if you have questions about how Lingohub can help you take your products global.

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Internationalization (I18n) API in Ruby on Rails 3 (Part II)

In the Internationalization (I18n) API in Rails 3 (Part I) you read about Definition of Internationalization & Localization How i18n mechanism works in Rails Setup/Configuration about the i18n mechanism Using the I18n with interpolation Using the I18n with pluralization You can read the full article on Internationalization (I18n) API in Rails 3 (Part I), if you have not yet read …

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Internationalization (I18n) API in Ruby on Rails 3 (Part I)

Whenever we hear about Internationalization of web application, the first word that comes to our mind is “Translation“. There are three ways to translate software: Do it Yourself Pay Someone for doing Translation Ask your Users No matter what, making the software ‘Internationalization ready’ is the developer’s job. No static strings, dates in the code and so forth; every text …

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Do you speak Japanese?

Reasons for running multilingual websites As economic globalization has led to a global market, companies need to attract people from all over the world. Finding customers online may sound easy, but it’s not enough to simply offer products and services online. Internationally successful companies need to consider many other facts, too. One of them is communicating with clients in their …

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Hello World-Hallo Welt-Hola Mundo-Привет мир-你好世界

Billions of people speak thousands of languages, most websites only one or two. Why is that? My guess is, that most developers are bilingual, English and some other Native Language. But wait, shouldn’t developers be building websites and translators/writers deliver the content? I am programming for about ten years now. Most of the time as a Java developer (server and desktop projects …