Tag Archives: OpenOffice.org

OpenOffice.org goes live with 2.0

Published in Tectonic Today, a week after the OpenOffice.org project turned five years old, the team has released the long-awaited open source OpenOffice.org 2.0 suite. More than two years in development OpenOffice.org 2.0 includes a number of key new features including the new Base database module and support for the internationally recognised OpenDocument format. OpenOffice.org […]

Software testers needed

Published in ITWeb Translate.org.za is looking for people who can assist with the beta testing of translated OpenOffice software. Director Dwayne Bailey says the organisation has translated OpenOffice, a word-processing program, into South African indigenous languages in the past year. The project was undertaken in phases, with the first translations done in Zulu, Sepedi and […]

Jambo OpenOffice

Jambo OpenOffice.org, the first Swahili office suite, was released at the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. Jambo OpenOffice.org was translated by a multinational team including Swedish and Spanish programmers, as well as linguists from the University of Dar es Salaam. Swahili is spoken by approximately 55 million people worldwide, predominantly in East African […]

Free and African for Software Freedom Day

Published in ITWeb Translate.org.za will launch open source software in three South African languages to mark Global Software Freedom Day on Saturday. Translate.org.za, a South African software translation project, has spent two years developing this software with the sponsorship of the Shuttleworth Foundation, the Department of Communications, CSIR, Obsidian Systems, Hewlett-Packard South Africa and St […]

Bridging the Digital Divide in South Africa

Linda Martindale, Linux Journal South Africa has 11 official languages. It also has one of the greatest divides between rich and poor in the world, and this divide is most evident in the technology area. The IT world unwittingly has excluded the masses as technology has raced on leaving many South Africans behind. Socio-economic circumstances, […]