Following on from international dates, I also wanted times in the local timezone and format. This was a little more tricky but I think I've got a solution. This is only really appropriate if you have an international app.
I have seen a couple of articles about how to integrate external libraries to debug our PHP code (i.e. firePHP) but after you read this article you will realize that there is no need for such libraries when using Yii.
I wanted to keep all the I18N related translations in separate files, so that I would not need to modify the view files or the model files every time I need to update or fix the translations
of application's source language.