Do you want to keep your site multi-language friendly? Please follow this:
- Use t('text') instead of 'text'
- Enable Multilingual in your content types
- If your site uses English, do it with pure English first, then translate
- Avoid the use of HTML into strings as much as possible
- In CCK fields, use PHP code for Allowed values list, i.e.: return array(1=>t('text'), ...)
- Add the filter "Node Translation: Language" to your views
7 - 10. Read the manual http://drupal.org/handbooks