CMS 2002 actually has a pretty good story in regards to multiple language support. I'd be interested to hear your experiences with CMS and multiple languages. I've worked with a few customers on this, and the perception still remains that CMS 2002 is weak in this area. Here are a few items on the subject. Please feel free to comment about your experience or situation.
CMS 2002 SP1a authoring connector for word supports:Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (Brazil), Spanish, and Swedish