24 July 2008

Translate gets grant from Mozilla

It's always heart-warming to read stories like this.

South Africa’s award-winning multilingual software developer, Translate.org.za, has been awarded a grant by the Mozilla Corporation to extend its translation tools. The US-based Mozilla Corporation, a subsidiary of the Mozilla Foundation, co-ordinates the development of popular Internet software projects such as the Firefox web browser and the Thunderbird email client.

The rest of the world does get a bit tired of Western countries assuming that all IT breakthroughs take place in the First World.

Of course, you will still get the occasional schmuck who thinks that all Africans live in wilderness and African kids must not be let near a computer in case they download porn (sigh, yes. This was a ragging debate on a social network once).

(via Muti)