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Author Topic: Agored.com — Bilingual OpenOffice!  (Read 3649 times)

zridling

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Agored.com — Bilingual OpenOffice!
« on: November 28, 2006, 10:05:20 PM »
[via Peter Sayer]:
Here's a great project by Agored, which is bilingual office software developed from OpenOffice 2.0, and includes an international package that has been translated into over 50 languages.

"Much of the bilingual functionality that Agored adds to the interface is already present in OpenOffice, but not readily accessible, said David Chan, a programmer who worked on the project. Agored makes it easier for users to sit down in front of a computer and switch the application to their strongest language, he said.... Wales, one of the four constituent nations of the UK, has two official languages with equal status, Welsh and English, and local government bodies and other public organizations must issue documents in both languages.

"Chan said the project team took care to make their code changes useful to other bilingual communities, groups that could include speakers of English and Irish Gaelic in Ireland; of French and Dutch in the Belgian capital of Brussels; of French and German in Switzerland, and of Basque and Spanish or of Catalan and Spanish in Spain."


And Agored is available free. Cool!

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Re: Agored.com — Bilingual OpenOffice!
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2006, 09:44:13 AM »
What does it do?
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Re: Agored.com — Bilingual OpenOffice!
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2006, 03:24:05 PM »
It changes the UI of the program to your preferred language. You type whatever you want. Change it back. Save your document, and voila!, it's in your second language. Great for dialects and two-language countries like Canada, and to a large extent, now the US.