SA translation project selected by Google
Translate.org.za has had two of its projects included in the Google Summer of Code. South Africa-based Translate.org.za is a localisation organisation working to translate free software into all South African languages. As part of its work the organisation produces a range of tools to aid in language translation and it is two of these that have been selected as part of the Summer of Code.
Google’s Summer of Code provides software developers with a stipend for their US summer holidays to work on free software projects with mentoring organisations. Features and changes made to their selected projects are incorporated and released into the free software community.
Translate.org.za’s two projects accepted for this year’s GSOC are the Translate Toolkit, a set of tools to manipulate translation formats, and Pootle, a set of online translation and translation management tools used by OpenOffice.org and Creative Commons among others.
Last year SA developer Charl van Niekerk was selected to participate inÂ the Google Summer of Code.