Our very own Chris McGrath spoke about all things i18n at the last London Ruby User Group – (40 minute video now available there).
Chris referenced this excellent article about string concatenation – one of the greatest localisation sins we’ve come across (and committed quite a few times).
Chris also deals with the problems of context, language compactness and gender (thanks Bender).
Flushed with success, we’re sending Chris off to Cape Town in South Africa in February to RubyFuza
He’s on a mission about why internationalisation makes a lot of (business) sense – even if your app only supports a single language/locale.
After that, catch the Locale team out in force at Railsberry in April (Krakow, Poland).