On the Content with Style blog today Pascal Opitz has posted a helper script for Zend Framework applications to make internationalization of your templates simpler.
Manual copy and paste jobs are a pain. Faced with the prospect of internationalizing 30+ big view files, I thought there had to be a better way. When I started to use the reg exp search facility in Textmate, the penny dropped. A helper script is what was needed.
The CLI script he's created goes through a file, in this case a view file (phtml) and does a replace on the values defined in an ini file. It's a simple one-to-one, exact match relationship but it can make it much easier to do simple translations on a large number of pages.