Hi,

Ruby-GetText-Package-1.90.0 is now available.

Changes
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 * Support Ukrainian(ua), Hungarian(hu) (over 20 languages)
 * JRuby supported. Become a pure ruby library (Remove .so extention).
   * Don't need C compiler to install.
   * Unified to one gem package for all environments (Don't need Win32 package).
 * Directory structures are refactored.
   * locale modules separate from lib/gettext/ to lib/locale/.
 * Locale modules are refactored. System locales become read only.
 * Ruby on Rails 2.0 supported. (Rails 1.2.x is not supported).
 * RDoc supported.
 * Fix bugs.
 * Enhance to support Ruby on Rails.

Thanks to
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  Translators:
    Alex Rootoff, Tamás Tompa

  Bug reports, suggestions and patches:
    Yaohan Chen, OZAWA Sakuro, olivier ruffin, Vít Ondruch,
    Andreas Neuhaus, boud indymedia, Hans de Graaff, Stephan, Reynard,
    Ernesto Jiménez Caballero, Paul Clegg

Website
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http://rubyforge.org/projects/gettext/

* Download
  http://rubyforge.org/frs/?group_id=855&release_id=2856

* Ruby-GetText-Package HOWTOs
  http://www.yotabanana.com/hiki/ruby-gettext-howto.html
* Ruby-GetText-Package HOWTO for Ruby on Rails 
  http://www.yotabanana.com/hiki/ruby-gettext-howto-rails.html
* Ruby-GetText-Package API Reference (RDoc)
  http://www.yotabanana.com/gettextapi/
* FAQ for Ruby-GetText-Package
  http://www.yotabanana.com/hiki/ruby-gettext-faq.html
* Ruby-GetText-Package documents for Translators
  http://www.yotabanana.com/hiki/ruby-gettext-translate.html

What's this?
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Ruby-GetText-Package is a Localization(L10n) Library and Tools which is 
modeled after GNU gettext package.

The library converts the messages to localized messages properly using 
client-side locale information. And the tools for developers support 
to create, use, and modify localized the message files(message catalogs) 
easily.

Features:
  * Simple APIs(similar GNU gettext)
  * Singular/plural messages in each locales.
  * Extract strings automatically 
      * rgettext command for creating po-files from files below:
         o ruby scripts
         o glade-2 XML file(.glade)
         o ERB file(.rhtml, .erb)
         o ActiveRecord (.rb)
         o Other files (you can write your own parser)
  * Create mo-files unless msgfmt(in GNU gettext tool)
     * rmsgfmt command for creating a mo-file from a po-file.
  * Have rgettext/rmsgfmt as module functions. It's useful as Rake tasks.
  * The po-file is compatible to GNU gettext. 
    You can maintain these files to use GNU getext tools.
  * The mo-file is compatible to GNU gettext(msgfmt).
  * multi-textdomain supported. 
    You can bind plural textdomains to a class/module.
  * CGI support (gettext/cgi)
  * ERB support (gettext/erb)
  * Ruby on Rails support (gettext/rails)

ScreenShots
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Screenshots in 20 languages (Sample Rails blog) are:
http://www.yotabanana.com/hiki/?ruby-gettext-screenshot

Status of translations
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* Bosnian(bs)               - 1.90.0
* Catalan(ca)               - 1.90.0
* Croatian(hr)              - 1.90.0
* Chinese(zh_CN)            - 1.90.0
* Chinese(zh_TW)            - 1.90.0
* Czech(cs)                 - 1.9.0 (old)
* Dutch(nl)                 - 1.90.0
* English(default)          - 1.90.0
* Esperanto(eo)             - 1.90.0
* Estonian(et)              - 1.9.0 (old, rails.po only)
* French(fr)                - 1.90.0
* German(de)                - 1.90.0
* Greek(el)                 - 1.9.0 (old)
* Hungarian(hu)             - 1.90.0 (new)
* Italian(it)               - 1.6.0 (old)
* Japanese(ja)              - 1.90.0
* Korean(ko)                - 1.9.0 (old)
* Norwegian(nb)             - 1.9.0 (old)
* Portuguese(Brazil)(pt_BR) - 1.90.0
* Russian(ru)               - 1.90.0
* Spanish(es)               - 1.9.0 (old)
* Swedish(sv)               - 0.8.0 (too much old)
* Ukrainian(ua)             - 1.90.0 (new)
* Vietnamese(vi)            - 1.90.0

Can you help us?/ Can we help you?
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Join our ML if you are interested in:
* Improve Ruby-GetText-Package.
* Translators.
* Application/library owners who think to make your apps/libs L10n.
  If you send us your po-files, we'll translate it!
  # At least, a Japanese translator is available ;). 

ML:
http://rubyforge.org/mail/?group_id=855

Regards,
Masao