I also found a patch that makes some of the text English, or at least the moves and Pokémon names. It sounds small, but it helps a lot. So here's to finally getting to start that run. I'll post back in a while with a little log.
If you're looking for a translation patch you should definitely go here. They are constantly updating and are at least 90% done with all the translations. All the pokemon names and moves and text and such is in english and readable. This is what I use for pokémon black.