Leonilde van Munster

Director and project manager for localisation projects at www.web-lingo.com. Telephone number +27 21 532 0707 or email at lee@web-lingo.com

What we doing for Africa in the Localisation area at the moment

For the past four years we have been doing mobile telephone translations into Afrikaans, Sotho, Zulu, Xhosa and Swahili.

We are in the process of setting up translators to do this into Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba.

We are also working with Translate.org.za in setting translating free software into Sotho, Ndebele, Tsonga, Tswana, Sepedi, Venda and Swazi. This is a large projects with over 38 000 words for each language. Delivery date is beginning September this year and the project is going very well. We are doing the translations in Excel so it is easy for the translators and no extra software needs to be bought or extra training be done.

One of the most important things we are doing is getting all the translators to send the glossaries to us and Translate.org.za so that we can start standardising things!

Watch this space - we are making some serious progress!