[OSGeo Africa] Examples of localised GIS?

Gavin Fleming GavinF at mintek.co.za
Wed May 20 03:19:39 EDT 2009

And is anyone from www.translate.org.za on this list? Perhaps they could
get involved after having translated various things like the Ubuntu
desktop, Firefox, OpenOffice, etc. into various SA languages. 


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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
> 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....!


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