r3 is an extensible open-source tool for building and maintaining variant web sites by creating, managing and localizing templates and translations. It can be controlled using both web and command line interfaces which generate text based files for use in internationalized applications. These outputs may take the form of templates, configuration files or even source code. r3 can save and load translation data in XLIFF format. It can be extended using Stickleback, a unique and powerful plugin engine. It can also be embedded into third party applications.
If you are managing a website across multiple locations (e.g. the US, the UK and Japan), then you face the challenge of accommodating each location's language and possible page layout requirements. The ideal is to reuse common components as much as possible, and still allow room for differentiation. Through r3, you can arrange your files in small, logical units suitable for reuse. Using r3, you can save time and resources.
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r3 is released under a FreeBSD Open Source license.