Microsoft translates software into African languages (fwd)

Don Osborn dzo at BISHARAT.NET
Tue Oct 7 20:44:12 UTC 2003


FYI, there is also an opensource translation effort for South African languages at http://translate.org.za that has been ongoing for a while. (It's good to have both.)

Don Osborn
Bisharat.net


Date:         Sat, 27 Sep 2003 20:33:18 -0700
From:         Phil CashCash
Subject:      Microsoft translates software into African languages (fwd)


Microsoft translates software into African languages
http://www.sundaytimes.co.za/2003/09/28/business/technology/tech10.asp

A software tool that will help computer programs to be translated into
six African languages has been developed by Microsoft.

Zulu and Afrikaans programs are ready for demonstration after three
months of work by six members of Microsoft's technical team. The other
languages in development are Setswana, Xhosa, Swahili and Sepedi.

The software makes it easier for people speaking indigenous languages to
get to grips with technology.

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