As background: I first worked on i18n during the Zope 3 sprints at PyCon 2003 (I think that's the right year), working with Stefan and Jim on
At Creative Commons, I worked on i18n for the license chooser, licenses, wiki, etc, as well as the desktop apps we wrote for a while. Lots of gnarly bits in there, but still mostly
gettext based. I think we were localizing the deeds into 40-50 languages when I left, and had done some serious work to accept translation suggestions from the community with approval/acceptance by our partner organizations. Jinja, ZPT, content negotiation, lots of fun stuff.
I once again find myself working on an i18n/l10n (internationalization/localization) effort, so I figure I may as well document how things evolve for public consumption.