Stefan Hornburg (Racke)
and 1 contributors

NAME

Dancer::Plugin::SimpleLexicon - Tiny Dancer interface to Locale::Maketext::Lexicon

VERSION

Version 0.01

SYNOPSIS

In your configuration:

  plugins:
    SimpleLexicon:
      path: languages
      session_name:   lang
      param_name:     lang
      var_name:       lang
      default:        en
      encoding: UTF-8
      langs:
        en:    "US English"
        de:       "Deutsch"
        nl:       "Netherlands"
        se:       "Sweden"
        it:       "Italiano"

In your module

    use Dancer ':syntax';
    use Dancer::Plugin::SimpleLexicon;
    var lang => 'it';
    my $string = l('Hello %s', 'Marco');
    # assuming languages/it.po have a translation for this, will return "Ciao Marco"

SETTINGS

This module is a tiny alternative to Dancer::Plugin::Lexicon. See what it works best for you.

Explanation of the settings.

path

The path, absolute or relative, to the .po files. The .po files must be named as the defined language tags (see below).

langs

An array of keys/values with the language tag and the full name on the language.

Please note that if you define a language "it", the file languages/it.po must be present.

param_name

If specified, when determining the language, the module will try to lookup the key in the request parameters (param).

session_name

The key of the session where to read and store the current language. If not specified, the session is not touched.

var_name

The name of the Dancer var to read when determining the current language.

default

The value of the default language. If not specified, and the looking up in the above values fails, no translation will be done.

encoding

The string returned by maketext will be decoded using this encoding. By default is UTF-8.

To disable the decoding, set it to raw.

EXPORT

l($string, @args)

Return the translation for $string. If optional arguments are provided, pass the string to sprintf with the arguments.

language

Return the current language used, returning the long name of the language as defined in the configuration.

The priority set is follow: param, session, var, default. The first wins, assuming it was defined in the config. Unclear if it's the right thing to do. TODO: make this configurable or at runtime.

set_language($language_tag)

Set the current language to $language_tag, writing it into the session, using the key specified in the session_name value.

Dancer::Template::TemplateFlute integration

In the configuration:

  engines:
    template_flute:
      i18n:
        class: My::Lexicon
        method: localize
  plugins:
    SimpleLexicon:
      path: languages
      session_name:   lang
      param_name:     lang
      var_name:       lang
      default:        en
      encoding: UTF-8
      langs:
        en:    "US English"
        de:    "Deutsch"
        nl:    "Netherlands"
        se:    "Sweden"

And write the tiny class My::Lexicon wit the following content:

  package My::Lexicon;
  use Dancer ':syntax';
  use Dancer::Plugin::SimpleLexicon;
  use Encode;
  
  sub new {
      my $class = shift;
      my $self = {};
      bless $self, $class;
  }
  
  sub localize {
      my ($self, $string) = @_;
      my $translated = l($string);
      return $translated;
  }
  
  1;

AUTHOR

Marco Pessotto, <melmothx at gmail.com>

BUGS

Please report any bugs or feature requests to bug-dancer-plugin-simplelexicon at rt.cpan.org, or through the web interface at http://rt.cpan.org/NoAuth/ReportBug.html?Queue=Dancer-Plugin-SimpleLexicon. I will be notified, and then you'll automatically be notified of progress on your bug as I make changes.

SUPPORT

You can find documentation for this module with the perldoc command.

    perldoc Dancer::Plugin::SimpleLexicon

You can also look for information at:

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

LICENSE AND COPYRIGHT

Copyright 2014 Marco Pessotto.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of either: the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; or the Artistic License.

See http://dev.perl.org/licenses/ for more information.