Skip to main content
This is a pre-production deployment of Warehouse. Changes made here affect the production instance of PyPI (pypi.python.org).
Help us improve Python packaging - Donate today!

Simple implementation of multi-lingual models for Django.

Project Description

Simple implementation of multi-lingual models for Django. Django-admin integration works out of the box. Supports django-localeurl integration.

Prerequisites

  • Django 1.5, 1.6, 1.7
  • Python 2.7.+, 3.3.+

Installation

Note, that Django 1.5 is required. Earlier versions are not supported.

  1. Installation

Latest stable version on PyPI:

$ pip install django-slim

Latest stable version on bitbucket:

$ pip install -e hg+https://bitbucket.org/barseghyanartur/django-slim@stable#egg=django-slim

Latest stable version on github:

$ pip install -e git+https://github.com/barseghyanartur/django-slim/@stable#egg=django-slim
  1. Add slim to INSTALLED_APPS of you settings module.

Usage and examples

An extensive example project is available at https://github.com/barseghyanartur/django-slim/tree/stable/example directory.

Screenshots are present in documentation on PythonHosted (http://pythonhosted.org/django-slim/#screenshots).

Demo

In order to be able to quickly evaluate the django-slim, a demo app (with a quick installer) has been created (Debian only). Follow the instructions below for having the demo running within a minute.

Grab the latest django_slim_example_app_installer.sh

$ wget https://raw.github.com/barseghyanartur/django-slim/stable/example/django_slim_example_app_installer.sh

Create a new- or switch to existing- virtual environement, assign execute rights to the installer and run the django-slim-example-app-install.sh.

$ chmod +x django_slim_example_app_installer.sh

$ ./django_slim_example_app_installer.sh

Go to the front/back -end and test the app.

Let’s now step-by-step review our imaginary example app.

settings.py

Add slim to installed apps.

>>> INSTALLED_APPS = (
>>>     # ...
>>>     'slim',
>>>     # ...
>>> )

Add languages.

>>> LANGUAGES = (
>>>     ('en', gettext("English")), # Main language!
>>>     ('hy', gettext("Armenian")),
>>>     ('nl', gettext("Dutch")),
>>>     ('ru', gettext("Russian")),
>>> )

example/models.py

>>> from django.db import models
>>>
>>> from slim import LanguageField, Slim
>>>
>>> class FooItem(models.Model, Slim):
>>>     title = models.CharField(_("Title"), max_length=100)
>>>     slug = models.SlugField(unique=True, verbose_name=_("Slug"))
>>>     body = models.TextField(_("Body"))
>>>     language = LanguageField()

example/admin.py

>>> from django.contrib import admin
>>>
>>> from slim.admin import SlimAdmin
>>>
>>> class FooItemAdmin(SlimAdmin):
>>>     list_display = ('title',)
>>>     fieldsets = (
>>>         (None, {
>>>             'fields': ('title', 'slug', 'body')
>>>         }),
>>>     )
>>>
>>> admin.site.register(FooItem, FooItemAdmin)

example/views.py

We assume that language code is kept in the request object (django-localeurl behaviour, which you’re advised to use).

>>> from slim import get_language_from_request
>>>
>>> from example.models import FooItem
>>>
>>> def browse(request, template_name='foo/browse.html'):
>>>     language = get_language_from_request(request)
>>>     queryset = FooItem._default_manager.filter(language=language)
>>>
>>>     # The rest of the code

More on ORM filtering

>>> from example.models import FooItem
>>> foo = FooItem._default_manager.all()[0]
<FooItem: Lorem ipsum>

Let’s assume, we have such record and it has been translated to Armenian (hy) and Dutch (nl). Original translation is named Lorem ipsum. Other translations have the language code appended to the title.

>>> armenian_foo = foo.get_translation_for('hy')
<FooItem: Lorem ipsum HY>
>>> dutch_foo = foo.get_translation_for('nl')
<FooItem: Lorem ipsum NL>

If we have a translated object, we can always get the main translation.

>>> armenian_foo.original_translation == foo
True

All available translations for foo:

>>> foo.available_translations()
[<FooItem: Lorem ipsum HY>, <FooItem: Lorem ipsum NL>]

All available translations for Armenian foo.

>>> armenian_foo.available_translations()
[<FooItem: Lorem ipsum>, <FooItem: Lorem ipsum NL>]

See https://github.com/barseghyanartur/django-slim/tree/stable/example directory for a working example.

django-localeurl integration

Installation

django-localeurl integration is fully supported for Python 2.6.* and 2.7.* and installs automatically when installing django-slim. If you are using Python 3, install a forked version of django-localeurl (since official version does not yet have support for Python 3).

Forked version from bitbucket:

$ pip install -e hg+https://bitbucket.org/barseghyanartur/django-localeurl@stable#egg=localeurl

Integration

Use slim.models.decorators.auto_prepend_language decorator in order to have it working.

Example (have in mind our FooItem model.

>>> from django.core.urlresolvers import reverse
>>>
>>> from slim.models.decorators import auto_prepend_language
>>>
>>> class FooItem(models.Model):
>>>     # Some other code; have in mind previous pieces.
>>>     @auto_prepend_language
>>>     def get_absolute_url(self):
>>>         kwargs = {'slug': self.slug}
>>>         return reverse('foo.detail', kwargs=kwargs)

Do not forget to add the LocaleURLMiddleware to the MIDDLEWARE_CLASSES (as first).

>>> MIDDLEWARE_CLASSES = (
>>>     'localeurl.middleware.LocaleURLMiddleware',
>>>     # The rest...
>>> )

Also, add localeurl to INSTALLED_APPS.

>>> INSTALLED_APPS = (
>>>     # Some apps...
>>>     'localeurl',
>>>     # Some more apps...
>>> )

License

GPL 2.0/LGPL 2.1

Support

For any issues contact me at the e-mail given in the Author section.

Author

Artur Barseghyan <artur.barseghyan@gmail.com>

Release History

Release History

This version
History Node

0.7.5

History Node

0.7.4

History Node

0.7.3

History Node

0.7.2

History Node

0.7.1

History Node

0.7

History Node

0.6

History Node

0.5

History Node

0.4

History Node

0.3

History Node

0.2

History Node

0.1

Download Files

Download Files

Download the file for your platform. If you're not sure which to choose, learn more about installing packages.

File Name & Checksum SHA256 Checksum Help Version File Type Upload Date
django-slim-0.7.5.tar.gz (14.5 kB) Copy SHA256 Checksum SHA256 Source Dec 21, 2014

Supported By

WebFaction WebFaction Technical Writing Elastic Elastic Search Pingdom Pingdom Monitoring Dyn Dyn DNS Sentry Sentry Error Logging CloudAMQP CloudAMQP RabbitMQ Heroku Heroku PaaS Kabu Creative Kabu Creative UX & Design Fastly Fastly CDN DigiCert DigiCert EV Certificate Rackspace Rackspace Cloud Servers DreamHost DreamHost Log Hosting