Thanks for the info. I have a revised version with your tweaks. If you would be so kind to test for me? I do not currently have a multi-language site available. I made a slight change based on updated documentation for including the language file:
protected $autoloadLanguage = true;
$lang = JFactory::getLanguage();
Please let me know if you are interested.
I'd love to change the world... but they won't give me the source code!