We have several WordPress sites that we're going to get translated, however after some research this doesn't seem like an easy task.
1) Ability to export all strings from themes, plugins and content into one (or several) files (xml, json, whatever) with each string linked to an ID.
2) These are provided to the translation company to translate into the given languages in the same format we provided.
3) One (or several) click import of these files. WP will be told which files are which language.
Unfortunately this doesn't appear possible. Whilst researching I've found two promising plugins - WPML and qTranslate. Both of which feature easy enough multilingual support. The problem lies with the automation. The easy export/import is really rather important because the translation company will preferably not have direct access to the WP install and they also have no knowledge of WP itself.
Has anyone tackled this issue before, or able to shed some light?