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Virtaal is a graphical translation tool. It is meant to be easy to use and powerful at the same time. Although the initial focus is on software translation (localisation or l10n), we definitely intend it to be useful for several purposes.

Virtaal is built on the powerful API of the Translate Toolkit. “Virtaal” is an Afrikaans play on words meaning “For Language”, but also refers to translation.

Read more about the features in Virtaal, or view the screenshots. You can also download a screencast (33MB, Ogg Theora format) to see some of these features in action.

Learn more about using Virtaal, available shortcuts and some extra tips and tricks for people who want to customise their installation.


Platform Instructions Notes
Windows Download Virtaal setup.exe Includes all dependencies
Mac OS X Download Virtaal .dmg Beta release. OS X 10.5 and greater
Ubuntu Tools PPA Also available in software center
Fedora yum install virtaal Or use the graphical package manager. For older Fedora releases use the custom repo
Mandriva urpmi virtaal Or simply use the graphical package manager
Debian Squeeze apt-get install virtaal Or simply use the graphical package manager
openSUSE zypper install virtaal Or simply use the graphical package manager
Other Download source .zip or .tar.bz2 Make sure you have all the dependencies including the latest Translate Toolkit



There are many ways of contributing to Virtaal. Join the mailing list or IRC channel to join our effort. You can join our effort to distribute Virtaal by sharing informing with people, writing documentation or packaging for more platforms.

If you would like to contribute to the Virtaal software, you can start by reading the instructions on the following pages: