It appears that Django Taggit doesn't support transliteratable tags, what we need to do is to add such support, how you may ask? We should use proxy models. Just add this piece of code to, let's say, ru_taggit.py file:
from django.template.defaultfilters import slugify from taggit.models import Tag, TaggedItem from djavto.settings.base import SLUG_TRANSLITERATOR class RuTag(Tag): class Meta: proxy = True def slugify(self, tag, i=None): return slugify(SLUG_TRANSLITERATOR(self.name))[:128] class RuTaggedItem(TaggedItem): class Meta: proxy = True @classmethod def tag_model(cls): return RuTag
You may note 'SLUG_TRANSLITERATOR' setting, it can be any function that does a transliteration, in my case it is set to SLUG_TRANSLITERATOR = unicoded.unicode Then in your model, do the following:
class BlogPost(models.Model): #fields go here tags = TaggableManager(through=RuTaggedItem)
And that's all!
NOTE: You can use this approach with any other languages that need transliteration, not only with Russian (Cyrillic).