Tag Archives: translate.org.za

ZA Tech Show 75: Babel

Published in TechCentral Special guest Dwayne Bailey from Translate.org.za, pictured above, adds his voice to the show this week, along with regulars Duncan McLeod, Brett Haggard, Simon Dingle and, later, Samantha Perry. We discuss: Translation work in software Changes in Microsoft’s Office strategy Open source Patents on XML use in document formats Microsoft and Nokia’s […]

Ugandan students translate Firefox

Published in Tectonic Students and linguists from Makerere University have translated the open source web browser, Mozilla Firefox, into Luganda at a Translate@thon held on the campus in Kampala, Uganda last week. The two-day gathering brought together almost 200 students and allowed them to make a practical contribution to their language’s presence in the digital […]

Mozilla funds SA translation team

Published in Tectonic South Africa’s award-winning multilingual software developer, Translate.org.za, has been awarded a grant by the Mozilla Corporation to extend its translation tools. The US-based Mozilla Corporation, a subsidiary of the Mozilla Foundation, co-ordinates the development of popular Internet software projects such as the Firefox web browser and the Thunderbird email client. Mozilla awarded […]

Firefox 3 speaks Afrikaans

Published in Tectonic The long-awaited Firefox 3 browser has been released and is already receiving rave reviews from users around the globe. In South Africa, Firefox 3 is significant in that for the first time ever in a major release of the browser, an Afrikaans version is available for download from day one. The work […]

Firefox 3.0 betas available in Afrikaans

Published in Tectonic The Translate.org.za guys have been busy and have already released an Afrikaans version of Firefox 3.0 beta. Translate’s Dwayne Bailey says the team will work on including other local language translations over the coming months. The Arikaans translation of Firefox has all the menus, dialog boxes, settings windows and progress bar translated.  […]

OSS project scoops multilingualism award

Published in Tectonic Dwayne Bailey tells us that Translate.org.za was awarded the coveted Pan South African Language Board award for its contribution to multilingualism and nation building over the past decade. The award, ‘Multilingualism and Nation Building: eBusiness Institution of the Decade’, was awarded to the non-profit organisation for its long-running and ground breaking work […]