Bad news. The server hosting The Ruby Toolbox went bust on the evening of June 7th. While I do have backups, the original source code is in a very outdated state so I currently don't feel it makes sense to try and get it running again.

For the time being, here is a very stripped down version of the Ruby Toolbox's contents.

Update June 13th: I'd like to invite you to join the discussion on the future of the Toolbox on github. You can also get in touch directly on Twitter.



 Score 40.83


New wave Internationalization support for Ruby.

 Rubygem i18n
 Github svenfuchs/i18n
 Score 2.7


It's a small library to provide the Rails I18n translations on the Javascript.

 Rubygem i18n-js
 Github fnando/i18n-js
 Score 1.87


Rails I18n de-facto standard library for ActiveRecord model/data translation.

 Rubygem globalize

Find out which locale the user preferes by reading the languages they specified in their browser

 Score 0.99


i18n-tasks helps you find and manage missing and unused translations. It analyses code statically for key usages, such as `I18n.t('some.key')`, in order to report keys that are missing or unused, pre-fill missing keys (optionally from Google Translate), and remove unused keys.

 Rubygem i18n-tasks
 Score 0.87


 Github ai/r18n
 Score 0.71

Fast gettext

A simple, fast, memory-efficient and threadsafe implementation of GetText

 Score 0.45


Delocalize is a tool for parsing localized dates/times and numbers.

 Rubygem delocalize
 Score 0.43


Convert numbers to words using I18N.

 Score 0.39


Rails I18n: de-facto standard library for ActiveRecord data translation

 Rubygem globalize2
 Score 0.37


Synchronizes i18n translation keys and content with so you don't have to manage translations by hand.

 Rubygem localeapp
 Score 0.32


Client for the Copycopter copy management service

 Score 0.29

I18n routing

I18n_routing is a plugin for Ruby on Rails that lets you easily translate your routes trough the I18n api included in Rails since version 2.2

 Rubygem i18n_routing
 Score 0.27


Crowd-sourced translation and localization engine for Rails.

 Rubygem tr8n
 Github berk/tr8n
 Score 0.26


Rails I18n de-facto standard library for ActiveRecord 3 model/data translation.

 Rubygem globalize3
 Score 0.24


phrase allows you to edit translations in-place on the page itself. More information at

 Rubygem phrase
 Github phrase/phrase
 Score 0.2


Adds language translation methods to strings and arrays, backed by the Google Translate API

 Rubygem to_lang
 Score 0.13


The internationalizer. Replaces plain text strings in your views and replaces them with I18n message strings so you only have to provide the translations.

 Rubygem i15r
 Github balinterdi/i15r
 Score 0.1


Pure model translations

 Rubygem puret
 Github jo/puret

Plug-in that provides I18n Inflector module integration with Rails.

 Score 0.08

Ready for i18n

ready_for_i18n will help you extract visible hard-coded text from your ERB view files, then choose a proper key and replace them with the I18n.translate method like t(:login)

 Score 0.07


A helper for links and other html tags in your translations

 Rubygem it
 Github igel/it
 Score 0.06

Has translations

Create translations for your ActiveRecord models. Uses delegate pattern. Fully tested and used in a several production sites.

 Score 0.05


Parses HTTP_ACCEPT_LANGUAGE http header and sets the I18n.locale based on that, if it's missing it uses toplevel regional domain suffix or falls back to I18n.default_locale

 Score 0.03


MongoDB backend implementation for I18n gem.

 Rubygem mongo-i18n
 Score 0.03

Model translations

Minimal implementation of Globalize2 style model translations. Rails 2.2 is required.

 Score 0.03


A rails engine adding an interface for translating and writing translation files. Works with rails 3 and 4.

 Score 0.02


Translate model attribute values from locales

Sets the current locale of a request using a combination of params, cookies, and http headers

 Score 0.02


Rack Based Locale Selector

 Score 0.02


Ruby translation client

 Rubygem c3po
 Github af83/c3po
 Score 0.01


Add a pirate translation layer to your Rails app! Talk, like a Pirate!

 Score 0.01


Translate mongoid models.

Simple gem to translate multi-lingual content in Rails models in separate tables for each model (modelname_translations)

 Score 0.01


I18nAutoScoping is a plugin for Ruby on Rails that lets you easily add auto-scope in your I18n translation. It is very useful if you do not want to add every time the scope in your views ! Especially if your are working on big projects !

translatable activerecord attributes

 Score 0.0


rack-i18n_routes is a Rack middleware component that internally re-routes URLS that have been translated into untranslated or canonical URL.

 Score 0.0


A Rack module for getting and setting a user's locale via a cookie or browser default language.

 Score 0.0


Simple tool to ease synchronization of locale files

 Rubygem traduction
 Score 0.0


Anslatetray ouryay Ailsray appway otay Igpay Atinlay!! (Translate your Rails app to Pig Latin!) Includes a rake task to translate all of your i18n locale configurations to pig latin. Or, generate pig latin on the fly!

 Rubygem pig_latin