Software Localisation Wiki

The Localise Software sub-project is looking at localising existing FOSS projects into different African languages.

The different language teams will be assisted with a small team of technical experts, who will help them with the different localisation processes for each of the software they will be localising.

Software to be localised


  • Firefox (browser)
  • Fennec (mobile browser)
  • Pootle (online localisation tool)
  • Virtaal (offline localisation tool)
  • GlossMaster (terminology tool)

Tech Team


  1. Khaled Hosny (Arabeyes)
  2. Jojoo Imbeah (Kasahorow)
  3. Walter Leibbrandt (Translate.org.za)
  4. Friedel Wolff (Translate.org.za)

Language Teams


We have selected the following teams from the replies we got on the call for application that we announced on August 2009:
  1. Akan
  2. Krio
  3. Lingala
  4. Luganda
  5. Northern Sotho
  6. Shona
  7. Songhay
  8. Swahili
  9. Wolof
  10. Zulu