On Wed, 2002-07-31 at 12:38, kevin lyda wrote:
> and see, that would be my retort to any overly zealous irish speaker.
> there's a huge opportunity for a fully irish computing environment in
> free software. and yet i don't see much action from official irish
> organisations. the reason mandrake and some others have the irish
> support they have is because of individuals like donnacha.
Just a note to say that the Basque government has payed for having
Mandrake translated to Basque (and release all the changes), so that you
can just install it and the desktop and apps can be in your language. I
think that whichever organization (Irish government I suppose) is in
charge of promoting Irish here could learn a lot from them.
The Basque government used to pay MS for translating Windows, but they
got pissed off because it was extremely expensive and the translations
would come out when the software was already obsolete. Now they promote
Free Software while helping the language at the same time, I think it's
a win-win situation ;).
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