Tag Archives: Xhosa

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 […]

Now you can Sesha i-Google and Google Uphendlo

Published in ITWeb Translate.org.za has translated Google’s home page into Zulu and Xhosa as part of its ongoing campaign to translate Internet content and software into SA’s official languages. Translate.org.za is a project of the Zuza Software Foundation – a section 21 company that focuses on open source software for upliftment and empowerment. Sponsorship from […]

Web browser speaks Xhosa

Published in ITWeb A local project, started little more than a year ago and largely funded by the Shuttleworth Foundation, this week released a range of translated software including a Web browser and an Office suite. The Zuza Software Foundation has translated the Mozilla Web browser into Xhosa, Zulu and four other languages, and has […]

Linux speaks Xhosa fluently

Published in ITWeb Linux now speaks Xhosa fluently thanks to the efforts of an organisation called translate.org.za. Founded earlier this year by Dwayne Bailey to “spearhead” the translation of desktop software into African languages, translate.org.za has completed the translation of KDE, a desktop environment for Linux. Bailey says the project was sponsored by Obsidian Systems, […]

More multi-lingual Linux support

Published in Tectonic The translate.org.za site outlines criteria for the project, including cross-platform support, and says that the Xhosa translation of the KDE desktop has already begun. “The initial aim is to build a suitable glossary of computer terms for Xhosa … Once the glossary has been created we hope to move onto the Mozilla […]