Friday, May 20, 2011

World's most popular forum software, phpBB, now available in Afrikaans

TshwaneDJe Software and Translation is proud to announce the creation and release of a professionally translated Afrikaans Language Pack for the popular phpBB forum (bulletin board, or online user discussion) software. The Language Pack allows administrators of phpBB-based forums to provide Afrikaans as an optional forum language for their users. It can be downloaded here:

phpBB in Afrikaans »

If you are a user of a phpBB-based forum and would like to see it in Afrikaans, please ask your site administrator to install this!

The translation was done by Estea Fourie, with some help from Samuel Murray. The project was overseen by David Joffe. The work was made possible thanks to partial funding from Pharos Dictionaries, with TshwaneDJe covering the remainder of the cost.

The Language Pack covers all user-facing text strings and emails for ordinary forum users (though not administrator users), and the prosilver languageset, and is based on phpBB version 3.0.8.

About TshwaneDJe

TshwaneDJe are a leading Translation and Software company in South Africa, with a global customer base. We won the 2009 SATI (South African Translators Institute) Award for Outstanding Translation Dictionary for our Northern Sotho - English Dictionary (created and published in partnership with Oxford University Press), and we also created the new Oxford Zulu - English Dictionary (led by Prof. Dr. Gilles-Maurice de Schryver). We have also produced several other electronic and online dictionaries, developed the online dictionary websites for Pharos Dictionaries Online, the WAT (Woordeboek van die Afrikaanse Taal), the Afrikaanse Woordelys en Spelreëls and more, and produce the industry-leading TLex dictionary compilation software, as well as tlTerm terminology software, data editing software and more.

We would be interested in obtaining funding to further this project or do other similar projects, and donations or offers of sponsorship would be welcome; please contact us if interested.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Bitcoin now accepted!

We now accept Bitcoin, the virtual "digital currency", as a payment method!

See if you would like to pay with Bitcoin.

BEE Rating Level 4

Our South African customers may be glad to know that we are now B-BBEE complaint, with a level 4 BEE score! Any qualifying procurement from us can be claimed at the rate of 100%. Please see our B-BBEE page for more details, and all required documentation for our customers.

This does not affect international customers.

Monday, May 2, 2011

The Rosetta@home Project

And now for something different to our usual news topics: At TshwaneDJe we donate 'spare CPU cycles' (*) to the Rosetta@home project (TshwaneDJe@Rosetta), and we would like to encourage others to also consider contributing (we are now the number three contributor in South Africa!) Rosetta@home is a volunteer-based distributed computing project that, in simple terms, could help cure diseases. Anyone can join and contribute, by running the software on their computer. Other similar projects include Folding@home.

(*) Effectively, a little bit of electricity, bandwidth, and spare time.