I'm more after your thoughts on this one. I'm about 80% through a very large web application, and right from the start, I have been coding all of my UI messages and view text using Yii's built in translate method:
Yii::t('app', 'Delete Selected Items');
I have thousands of these throughout my models, views and controllers. I know how to collect them all to build a translation array file, this is all no problem. My question is, am I wasting my time?
My doubt about doing all of this is due to me playing around with Google's Website Translator tools, APIs and Google Chrome. I'm now starting to think using Yii translate is just pointless and adding unnecessary overhead when Google's tools can let anyone visiting my website translate the entire page (including content from my DB) in to any 1 of 64 languages.
I think Yii's other tools are great for l18n (e.g. locale for date formatting, number formatting etc.) and I don't think I could do without these, but is anybody else doubting using the translate method in Yii?