Global language service provider, Rubric, has donated a isiXhosa translation to web browser, Mozilla Firefox, in support of Mozilla’s drive to make knowledge broadly accessible on the Web.
Françoise Henderson, CEO at Rubric, says the company translated more than 30 000 words into isiXhosa and will continue to support Mozilla in the interests of broadening mother-tongue access to information.
“We’re proud to be associated with a very noble undertaking,” she says, “albeit one with commercial spin-off. For a long time, Xhosa-speakers have had to put up with being served in English. We expect this pathfinder project will stimulate interest in Xhosa-translated content, which in turn will boost translation requirements.”
The isiXhosa version has been in alpha and beta iterations since mid-2013 and has only been accessible to developers, but consumers can now get it on the Firefox landing page.