[OSGeo Africa] Examples of localised GIS?
tim at linfiniti.com
Tue May 19 19:07:35 EDT 2009
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Brendon Wolff-Piggott wrote:
> Hi All
> I am giving a presentation at the Sci-Enza Career Exhibition at the end of
> May. I would like to talk a bit about what open source GIS can offer,
> without getting technical as time is short and I need to cover general GIS
> concepts too.
> Does anyone know of examples of localized open source GIS i.e. in one of our
> official languages other than English?
You mean other than the 26 odd languages QGIS is translated into? :-)
Some languages have better coverage than others, but if you go into
Settings -> Locale Tab, you can force the locale to something other then
your system locale. After restarting QGIS, you get to use it in Chinese
/ Latvian / Lao or various other fun (but unfortunately unintelligable
by me) languages.
Are there any native speakers of any of the other 10 official languages
here on the list? It would be great to have Afrikaans, Xhosa, Zulu etc
added to the list of languages that QGIS has been translated into....!
Tim Sutton, Linfiniti Consulting
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