OpenOffice Translated into Local Languages

Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 10:11
Translate.org.za releases the OpenOffice software in range of local languages to celebrate Human Rights Day
In celebration of Human Rights Day, Translate.org.za, a NGO focused on the localisation, or translation, of Open Source software into South Africa's 11 official languages, has released the OpenOffice software in a range of local languages.

Translate.org.za managing director, Dwayne Bailey, says the release of the software was intentionally timed to coincide with Human Rights Day.

Bailey points out that, "Being able to use software in your mother tongue is a key human right. The world of software is dominated by the English language and by having software in languages that users are comfortable with removes at least one barrier that makes technology inaccessible to all South Africans."

To read the article titled, “Local is lekker with new OpenOffice software,” click here.

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IOL Technology
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