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django-vinaigrette 0.3.0

Translate Django model data using gettext

Vinaigrette translates Django model data -- stored in the database -- using GNU gettext
and Django's standard internationalization features.

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Installing
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Add ``'vinaigrette'`` to INSTALLED_APPS in your settings.

Then, tell vinaigrette which fields you want to translate. In the appropriate ``models.py`` files::

import vinaigrette
vinaigrette.register(Ingredient, ['name', 'description'])

This tells vinaigrette to translate the ``name`` and ``description`` fields on Ingredient objects.

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Using
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After installing vinaigrette, the PO files generated by ``manage.py makemessages`` will include
strings from the registered fields. If a particular string is translated, the model value will
be the string translated into the appropriate language::

>>> from django.utils.translation import activate
>>> i = Ingredient(name=u'Lettuce')
>>> i.name
u'Lettuce'
>>> activate('fr')
>>> i.name
u'Laitue'

Et cetera
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There are a couple of options to restrict which objects translation strings will be collected
from. See the docstring for ``vinaigrette.register``.

Vinaigrette adds a ``--keep-obsolete`` option to ``manage.py makemessages``, which prevents gettext
from deactivating translated messages no longer present in code or in registered database fields.

Vinaigrette is designed for database content that is:

- always edited in the default language
- edited by site administrators, not users

Only model instances are translated. Data accessed via the Django QuerySet ``values`` method will
not be translated.

In general, when a field is accessed, it will always return the translated version, if one exists.
However, if a value is set, the exact value entered (and not the translated version) should be saved
to the database. For example:

>>> from django.utils.translation import activate
>>> i = Ingredient(name=u'Lettuce')
>>> activate('fr')
>>> i.name
u'Laitue'
>>> i.name = 'Cabbage'
>>> i.name
u'Chou'
>>> i.save()
>>> Ingredient.objects.get(name='Cabbage').name
u'Chou'

Help! The Admin is messing up all the vinaigrette fields whenever I save changes!
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Use `vinaigrette.VinaigrettteAdminLanguageMiddleware` to force the admin to
always use the main language, and not have vinaigrette mess with your
change views.

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Release Notes
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0.1.3
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* Support for Django 1.6.

0.2.0
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* New VinaigrettteAdminLanguageMiddleware middleware.
* Bug fix for the --all option, it now works again.

0.3.0
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* Support for python 3.3.  
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