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August 12, 2005 20:18

Browser in Swahili

Browser in Swahili

English-Swahili Switcher in the browser

2005-07-15: During the last week I have been working in integrating a Swahili Language Pack in the 'Firefox-based' Installer. The Kilinux team has released an initial Swahili Language Pack sw_TZ.xpi for Firefox that I used for my testings.

Thanks for all the tips to Titvirak from the KmerOS team.

ទិត្យវិរ (you need Khmer fonts to read his name :-D).

2005-08.12: A mini-HOWTO of how to make the Installer is now here.

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July 30, 2005 18:25

First Swahili Translation of OpenOffice.org 2.0 generated

First Swahili Translation of OpenOffice.org 2.0 generated

Area where Swahili is spoken

I have generated a first Swahili translation of OpenOffice.org 2.0 based on the work done with OpenOffice 1.1.3 The Issue 52646 is the request for including the Swahili GSI/SDF file in OO.o 680/m121.

2005-07-30: The GSI/SDF file is the result of the migration of the old Swahili translation (1.1.3). Details of the migration process are available here

2005-08-09: A new issue has been filed Issue 53147 to include Swahili in the MS Installer. I have assigned Language ID 1089 for Swahili. Microsoft has only one single locale for Swahili (Swahili_Kenya sw_KE) See this for more info.

2005-08-10: A new issue has been filed Issue 53152 includes Swahili in solenv_inc postset.mk. This patch is the last one that needs to be included in OOo 2.0 to include Swahili.

2005-08-19: A new issue has been filed Issue 53546 includes myspell Swahili dictionary.

Follow 2.0 Issues status:

Old Issues 1.9

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July 24, 2005 20:44

Installing Swahili Language Pack for Firefox 1.0.6

To install the Swahili (sw-TZ) Language Pack in Firefox download the files sw-TZ.xpi and switch-locales-1.0.xpi from the development area. Open File -> Install both XPIs. You should get a new menu under Tools that allows you to switch between languages. The language pack has been tested with Firefox 1.0.6 in WinXP and Ubuntu 5.0.4.

The following error

*** getItemProperty failing for lack of an item. 
This means getResourceForItem failed to locate a resource 
for aItemID (item ID = file:///home/aep/sw-TZ.xpi, property = disabled)

appears when installing the Language Pack in Firefox 1.0.2 (version released with Ubuntu)

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July 21, 2005 23:12

Migration of Jambo OpenOffice 1.1.3 to 2.0

Migration of Jambo OpenOffice 1.1.3 to 2.0

OO 2.0 pre-release logo

I have migrated the GSI/SDF file of Jambo OpenOffice 1.1.3 to the last release of OO 2.0 (m118). A document describing the process is available here.

In order to migrate the localization of 1.1.3 to 2.0, a Swahili compendium of PO messages has been created. The compendium contains 13237 translated messages and 806 fuzzy translations. Using gettext tools as msginit and msgmerge the compendium was merged with OpenOffice.org 2.0 PO templates.

A graphic result of the migration is available here. 68% of the GUI has been automatically translated from Jambo OOo 1.1.3 to 2.0. Help files remain mostly unstranslated (8% translated). All the files are available for download here

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July 20, 2005 13:44

Firefox Swahili Unofficial Releases

The unofficial Win32 releases of Firefox in Swahili are now available. The latest build (build6) includes the possibility of switching between english and swahili. The release integrates the Swahili Language Pack from the Kilinux team and a Windows Installer. These releases are for "testing" only.

If you want to test the software and help proving feedback, contact us.

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July 14, 2005 22:10

Blog in CMS+46

We have added a simple Blog feature to our Content Management System. Tired of looking for a good CMS to support our work, we decided to develop our own system. As far as we know, CMS46 is the first system of its kind that has been designed with multi-lingual support from the very early begining.

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