[web-devel] Happstack internationalization and localization

Greg Weber greg at gregweber.info
Sat Dec 10 11:18:49 CET 2011

I updated the wiki page to better point out the Yesod web framework's

Yesod guesses the user's locale from the request headers and allows it to
be overridden - this could easily be ported to Happstack. Yesod also
directly supports putting i18n into Hamlet templates, which I think can
also be done in Happstack. Yesod also provides a translator friendly veneer
over Haskell data types- I think this could also be ported to different
settings like Happstack.

On Fri, Dec 9, 2011 at 11:17 PM, Jeremy Shaw <jeremy at n-heptane.com> wrote:

> Hello,
> Happstack does not offer anything special for internationalization.
> And, it probably shouldn't either. I18N is a more general problem, and
> it seems like a more general solution is what you want.
> That said, to the best of my knowledge, I18N and L10N are not a very
> well explored areas of Haskell development.
> This page suggestions some methods:
> http://www.haskell.org/haskellwiki/Internationalization_of_Haskell_programs
> What template system are you trying to use?
> Also, if you  have suggestions for how Happstack could make I18N
> easier -- we'd be happy to hear them. But it seems like the problem is
> largely orthogonal to Happstack itself?
> One area where Happstack could be involved is if you wished to use
> text encodings than UTF-8. That is mostly possible with Happstack
> already. But you would need a pretty compelling reason to not just
> stick with UTF-8 I think. (For example, interoperating with a legacy
> system that does not use UTF-8).
> - jeremy
> On Fri, Dec 9, 2011 at 6:20 PM, Asafe Ribeiro <asafe.hai.kai at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Does Happstack offer anything for internationalization ?
> >
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