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Mozilla’s Firefox Web browser has been customised to support isiZulu.
Translate.org.za and its community of volunteer translators started the project in 2009 through participation in the African Network for Localisation, a project funded by the International Development Research Centre.
The company says 10% of SA’s population – about five million people – are Internet users, and less than 10% of South Africans’ mother tongue is English. Almost 95% of the population speaks isiZulu.
By looking at the facts and figures and realising the need to get more South Africans online, Translate started developing a number of language extensions for Firefox.
Firefox 4 is now available in a few South African-based languages including isiZulu, Northern Sotho, South African English and Afrikaans.
The newest Firefox browser is available here for installation.
Translate says: “The Web belongs to all South Africans as much as it belongs to the rest of the world.”