Locale Fallbacks

Extends the I18n module to hold a fallbacks instance which is set to an instance of I18n::Locale::Fallbacks by default but can be swapped with a different implementation.

Locale fallbacks will compute a number of fallback locales for a given locale. For example:

<pre> I18n.fallbacks[:"es-MX"] # => [:"es-MX", :es, :en]</pre>

Locale fallbacks always fall back to

* all parent locales of a given locale (e.g. :es for :"es-MX") first,
* the current default locales and all of their parents second

The default locales are set to [I18n.default_locale] by default but can be set to something else.

One can additionally add any number of additional fallback locales manually. These will be added before the default locales to the fallback chain. For example:

# using the default locale as default fallback locale
I18n.default_locale = :"en-US"
I18n.fallbacks = I18n::Fallbacks.new(:"de-AT" => :"de-DE")
I18n.fallbacks[:"de-AT"] # => [:"de-AT", :"de-DE", :de, :"en-US", :en]
# using a custom locale as default fallback locale
I18n.fallbacks = I18n::Fallbacks.new(:"en-GB", :"de-AT" => :de, :"de-CH" => :de)
I18n.fallbacks[:"de-AT"] # => [:"de-AT", :de, :"en-GB", :en]
I18n.fallbacks[:"de-CH"] # => [:"de-CH", :de, :"en-GB", :en]
# mapping fallbacks to an existing instance
# people speaking Catalan also speak Spanish as spoken in Spain
fallbacks = I18n.fallbacks
fallbacks.map(:ca => :"es-ES")
fallbacks[:ca] # => [:ca, :"es-ES", :es, :"en-US", :en]
# people speaking Arabian as spoken in Palestine also speak Hebrew as spoken in Israel
fallbacks.map(:"ar-PS" => :"he-IL")
fallbacks[:"ar-PS"] # => [:"ar-PS", :ar, :"he-IL", :he, :"en-US", :en]
fallbacks[:"ar-EG"] # => [:"ar-EG", :ar, :"en-US", :en]
# people speaking Sami as spoken in Finnland also speak Swedish and Finnish as spoken in Finnland
fallbacks.map(:sms => [:"se-FI", :"fi-FI"])
fallbacks[:sms] # => [:sms, :"se-FI", :se, :"fi-FI", :fi, :"en-US", :en]
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