I18n backend which allows to store/get the translations from a database using a sequel.


Simply install it as any other gem:

gem install i18n_backend_sequel

Or when using bundler, add it got your Gemfile:

gem i18n_backend_sequel

This should also install the geokit gem.

Quick Start

Create the table used to store i18n translations:

create_table :i18n_translations do |t|
  String :locale, :null => false
  String :key, :null => false
  String :value, :text => true
  String :interpolations, :text => true
  TrueClass :is_proc, :null => false, :default => false
  primary_key [:locale, :key]

Make I18n use it as its backend:

I18n.backend = I18n::Backend::Sequel.new

If you want sequel to add missing translations to the database prepend this too:

I18n::Backend::Sequel.send(:include, I18n::Backend::Sequel::Missing)


  • Source documentation (rdoc)

  • Tests


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  1. Fork the project.

  2. Make your feature addition or bug fix.

  3. Add tests for it. This is important so we don’t break anything in a future version unintentionally.

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