In a recent blog entry titled The future of Drupal interface localization lies in install profiles I showed you a proof-of-concept way for a new Drupal interface translation packaging format. As the Drupal 5 release is closing on us, and we were able to fix quite a few small glitches around interface translation related problems, I decided to clean up the packaging scripts and release them to the public, so other translation groups can try this distribution format and we might eventually get this up at drupal.org as the default.
I have uploaded the packager shell and PHP scripts to the tricks contributions area. I hope I have provided adequate comments in there to let you know what directory structure is expected by the script to work right. If everything is done fine, it should generate packages like our hu-5.0.tar.gz which is our downloadable for Hungarians interested in more advanced interface localization. We don't even have the previously used package format for download anymore.