Archive | May, 2007

Firefox 2 speaks Afrikaans

Published on Tectonic The popular Mozilla Firefox web browser has been translated into the South African Afrikaans language. Afrikaans is one of 11 official South African languages. The Afrikaans translation is the work of non-profit Translate.org.za and its volunteer community. This is the first official release of Afrikaans translations in the Firefox 2.0 series. Between […]

Students translate webmail into local language

Published in Tectonic isiXhosa speakers have translated the interface for Rhodes University’s Horde email system in a 48-hour Translate@thon. The translated software is the first application of its kind that will allow the institute’s students and staff to access email in their mother tongue. About 60 isiXhosa speakers and IT specialists huddled around computer screens […]

Students to make technology Xhosa-literate

Published on Tectonic Students from Rhodes University will gather this weekend to translate the campus online email system into Xhosa. The “Translate@thon”, a one-day translation drive, is an initiative of South African localisation organisation Translate.org.za. Students will be translating the open source Horde web-based email application. Translate.org.za recently won the ICT Achievers Award for bridging […]