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Language inequality still a reality in South Africa

From an article on the Small Claims Court in the Southern Suburbs Tatler, our local freebie newspaper:

Progress on multilingual builds

I have now fixed most of the issues with multilingual install sets for OpenOffice.org (menu items stuck in a language, needing to edit the config files after the install) so we should be able to do a test release soon...

Ups and downs of multilingual openoffice setup

Finally worked out today how to get the OpenOffice.org setup program to display in the right language - was fairly simple, just set the Locale in Linux via LANG or in Windows via the control panel. In Windows, we need to manually edit the registry as Zulu and Sipedi / Northern Sotho aren't listed languages...

Wireless Hotspots on Lamp Posts

An idea I mentioned to Dwayne a while ago - why not use lamp posts to hold WiFi HotSpots - and start a mesh that edges from highways into suburbs...

Metadata for the desktop

An idea I've been thinking about for a while, so was nice to read Metadata for the desktop by Edd Dumbill.

Merging OpenOffice.org setups to create multilingual installs...

Over the last few days, got a Python script going that merges the setup scripts for OpenOffice.org setups so we can create a multilingual installation with all the Southern African languages so far...

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