I'm Portuguese and it really bothers me that rails has no decent
internationalization support in it's core.
A simple yaml dictionary-like file would be enough to translate it to
different languages and using a smart route we could translate the 7
basic actions + models + error messages to any language. Then it
should support a place for the user to place the string he want, so
that the whole webapp can be translated in a simple yaml file. With
some textmate integration, changing the language in rails would be as
easy as using a route for that.
What do you guys think about this? Don't you agree that it's
primordial for a framework for web development to support
internationalization. I mean rails is always a step ahead of the
competition, and it should be one step ahead in this point as well.
I know there are some plugins for this but I'm conviced that it would
be done the rails way, simple and clean, if it was in the core.
Thanks for the time