Translate@thon Hall of Fame

If you have held a Translate@thon or Localisation Sprint then add yourself to the Hall of Fame.

Date Where Language(s) Organisers Software Target Results Outcome
Feb 2004 UCT, Cape Town, South Africa Xhosa PRAESA, Translate.org.za, WC Language Comittee Mozilla   :-)
Jan 2005 UCT, Cape Town, South Africa Xhosa PRAESA, Translate.org.za Firefox 1.0 8000 words =)
Mar 2005 UCT, Cape Town, South Africa Xhosa PRAESA, Translate.org.za Firefox 1.0 8000 words :-)
Mar 2005 DIT, Durban, South Africa Zulu DIT, Translate.org.za Firefox 1.0 4000 words :-)
May 2005 DIT, Durban, South Africa Zulu DIT, Translate.org.za Firefox 1.0 4000 words :-
April 2007 AITI, Accra, Ghana Yoruba, Twi, Wolof, Hausa, Gun, Akan, Vai, Yemba, N’ko, Krio, Amharic FOSSFA, Translate.org.za Tuxpaint, Worpress subset +- 600 per language :-)
May 2007 Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa Xhosa SANTED, Translate.org.za Horde and IMP 10 000 words :-)
Aug 2008 Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda Luganda Makerere, Rhodes, Translate.org.za Firefox ? words :-) 300 students

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First Xhosa Translate@thon in Cape Town, South Africa

Neville Alexander, an ex-political prinsoner who spent time on Robin Island, started the event and noted that major events in history where often formulated late at night around a kitchen table. Fitting as the event was held in a basement lab.

We used Excel with CSV file. This proved awfull as we could not really integrate the work following the event and it took a long time to setup the computers. There were a lot of people 20+ and only one techie which was difficult.

Localisation training and Translate@thon in Accra, Ghana

We trained 16 people from mostly West Africa in many localisation issues and attempted Tuxpaint and a WordPress subset by translating Pootle. Pootle helped languages without keyboard layouts with the extra characters and provided a nice way of seeing the progress on the statistics page. This was the first time we translated from another language (Wolof, Yemba and N’ko localisers translated from French). Only the Amharic team had to use POEdit, since the special input method is needed. They could simply upload files without problems.