Already translated into more than 40 languages, the latest version of the Mozilla Firefox web browser now sports an Afrikaans interface thanks to Translate.org.za, a non-profit organisation working to give local flavour to open-source software.
It translates software into all 11 official South African languages, and the Afrikaans version of Firefox 2.0 is the first completed for this version of the browser. "We think our Afrikaans users will appreciate the time and effort that we have taken to ensure quality," says Dwayne Bailey, director of Translate.org.za.
"This is the most extensively tested translation release of ours to date," he says, adding that Mozilla is "pedantic" about ensuring quality in the translation of its programmes.
Developed under the umbrella of the Mozilla Foundation, a non-profit organisation dedicated to improving web experiences around the world, Firefox -- which is used by 15% to 20% of South Africa's one million internet users -- relies on an international community of contributors to assist in translation.
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