International interest in Ruby and Rails

by Curt Hibbs

It really makes me happy to see the increasing international interest in Rails and in Ruby. As I reported earlier, the official Ruby site is available in many languages (currently English, French, Japanese, Korean, Polish and Spanish), with more in the works. My original Rolling with Ruby on Rails was translated into Japanese, French, and Spanish. And now Bill Walton's updated version of Rolling with Ruby on Rails has been translate to Brazilian Portuguese thanks to Gabriel Bogéa Perez!

Of course there is much more. If you know of Ruby and Rails resources in other native languages, please post the links in a comment and tell the rest of us about it!


2007-06-14 00:14:57
I have started Latvian Ruby and Rails community discussion forums site at Currently Latvian community is not very large but growing :)

I made the site using localized version of Beast. I published the information at Beast forum how to localize it in any language - so if you want to create discussion forum in other languages using Rails you can use this solution.

2007-06-14 00:18:05
The italian rails (and of course ruby) community is also really active:
2007-06-14 00:19:53
Sorry, the exact link to wiki is I apologize for the mistake...
Rob Orsini
2007-06-15 10:39:41
I just got a copy of this in the mail today:

2007-06-18 18:06:48
Hi Curt:

Chinese translation books of Ruby and Ruby on Rails:

"Ruby On Rails: Up and Running". I translated the back cover of this book. I knew you from it. :)

"Programming Ruby"

"Ruby for Rails"

"Ruby Cookbook"

2007-06-19 08:34:19
Russian RunyOnRails Community -
Karel Minařík
2007-06-25 15:40:37
The official Rails site is also available in Czech: .
Gregory Brown
2007-06-29 08:27:32
Turns out my most recent ORA article has been translated to chinese. :)
Mikhail Shokhirev
2007-08-08 00:38:50
Your fine article "Rolling with Ruby on Rails" was also translated into Russian
( And now I'm translating the official Ruby site to the Russian language.