Microsoft launches KiSwahili Language Interface Pack for Office 2010

Posted by Louis OtienoGeneral Manager, Microsoft East and Southern Africa The language we speak is a cornerstone of our personal, social and cultural identity. At Microsoft, we’re working hard to give people across Africa – and the globe – access to some of our popular technologies localized in their language. Our motive is to make…

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In a country with 12 official languages, multi-lingual technology is king

Posted by Vis Naidoo, Citizenship Lead, Microsoft South Africa Many of the world’s 6 000 languages are absent from the public arena, and 50 percent are in danger of disappearing altogether. As we observe Mother Language Day around the world today, we are also celebrating it in our own “Rainbow Nation”, where 10 million citizens…

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We Speak Your Language

Posted by Hennie LoubserRegional General Manager for West, East, Central Africa & Indian Ocean Islands Language preservation is a familiar debate for many government leaders, policymakers and humanitarians searching for development solutions in Africa. With their complex implications for identity, communication, social integration, and education, languages are the vital, but fragile, ties that can bind…

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