December 23, 2004 1:34 PM

TuKsi Koti la Rangi

A Swahili Gift That's Fun and Free
Today, we are proud of releasing a software for children in Suajili language.

Children in East Africa face many barriers to learning the computer skills that will prepare them to thrive in the global economy. Today, the first Swahili-language software for children is being released, the result of a collaboration between the Kamusi Project at Yale University and the Open Swahili Localization Project (OSLP) at the University of Dar es Salaam. The software is a complete Swahili adaptation of Tux Paint, a popular free and open source drawing program for children.

Read more and download the Win32 or Linux versions HERE

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December 17, 2004 1:40 PM

Pootle - an online translation and translation management system

Our southafrican colleagues from the Translate project has announced Pootle.

Pootle is an online translation and translation management system that aims to help people translate software into their language with the minimum of fuss while also aiming to help simplify the translation process for software and translation maintainers.

Once the translation is completed, the klnX is planning to integrate Jambo OpenOffice translation files into Pottle.

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December 12, 2004 7:32 PM

Jambo OpenOffice Installer also in Swahili!

The latest build (Build17) includes a complete Installer in Swahili. This is our last public release in 2004. As in the previous version (Build16) we are including the swahili spellchecker with 70.000 words and a swahili Tanzania locale that allows to include native Tanzanian symbols as TZS, TSh (Shilingi ya Tanzania) or KK (Kabla ya Kristo).

This release contains 142 out of 177 PO files (81%) and 15730 out of 18080 strings (87%).

This release is dedicated to our dedicated KlnX PO-Team. Special thanks to Mr. Abdulla Ally, Mr. James Chambua, Mr. Jimmy Mbelwa, Mr. Ulrick Mkenda and Mr. Kennedy Mwakisole for working with more than 15.000 english strings! And to Mr Mturi Elias for accepting the challenge of reviewing the translations and coordinating the team. To all of them, Asante sana!

To download the latest version check the Download section

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December 11, 2004 1:40 AM

Jambo OpenOffice devel (build16)

Today, 10 December 2004 a new development release of Jambo Office has been built. Build 16 contains 118/174 PO files. This release contains two major improvements: the Swahili locale and Jambo Spellchecker are now part of the build.

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December 09, 2004 00:01 AM

Jambo Spellchecker 9D - Tanzania Independence Day

The Open Swahili Localization Team, also known as Kilinux, is proud to present a new edition of a Swahili spellchecker that works natively with Jambo The spellchecker has been developed as the result of the compilation of numerous Swahili word lists. Jambo Spellchecker contains a total of 70.000 Swahili words.

More info and download here.

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December 04, 2004 00:00 AM

Jambo OpenOffice Public Release!

Because it could be done, we play our part!

As the Father of Tanzania, the late Mwalimu Nyerere will always be remembered by his famous saying: "It can be done; play your part".

Today, 4th December 2004, The Open Swahili Localization Project, also known as Kilinux, is proud to announce the first ever release of a free office suite software in Swahili, called "Jambo OpenOffice."

A full coverage of the release in six languages is now available in the website:

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December 03, 2004 5:21 PM

Training material for Swahili translators

The klnX linguistic team has prepared a set of training documents for Swahili translators. The materials has been produced to support our work with the localization of open source software into Swahili. The five documents are available to download here.

The work is licenced under the terms of Creative Commons ShareAlike license that permits others to copy, distribute, display the work.

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