Module: ActiveModel::Translation

Includes:
Naming
Defined in:
activemodel/lib/active_model/translation.rb

Overview

Active Model Translation

Provides integration between your object and the Rails internationalization (i18n) framework.

A minimal implementation could be:

class TranslatedPerson
  extend ActiveModel::Translation
end

TranslatedPerson.human_attribute_name('my_attribute')
# => "My attribute"

This also provides the required class methods for hooking into the Rails internationalization API, including being able to define a class based i18n_scope and lookup_ancestors to find translations in parent classes.

Instance Method Summary collapse

Methods included from Naming

#model_name, param_key, plural, route_key, singular, uncountable?

Instance Method Details

#human_attribute_name(attribute, options = {}) ⇒ Object

Transforms attribute names into a more human format, such as “First name” instead of “first_name”.

Person.human_attribute_name("first_name") # => "First name"

Specify options with additional translating options.


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# File 'activemodel/lib/active_model/translation.rb', line 45

def human_attribute_name(attribute, options = {})
  defaults = lookup_ancestors.map do |klass|
    :"#{self.i18n_scope}.attributes.#{klass.model_name.i18n_key}.#{attribute}"
  end

  defaults << :"attributes.#{attribute}"
  defaults << options.delete(:default) if options[:default]
  defaults << attribute.to_s.humanize

  options.reverse_merge! :count => 1, :default => defaults
  I18n.translate(defaults.shift, options)
end

#i18n_scopeObject

Returns the i18n_scope for the class. Overwrite if you want custom lookup.


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# File 'activemodel/lib/active_model/translation.rb', line 27

def i18n_scope
  :activemodel
end

#lookup_ancestorsObject

When localizing a string, it goes through the lookup returned by this method, which is used in ActiveModel::Name#human, ActiveModel::Errors#full_messages and ActiveModel::Translation#human_attribute_name.


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# File 'activemodel/lib/active_model/translation.rb', line 35

def lookup_ancestors
  self.ancestors.select { |x| x.respond_to?(:model_name) }
end