Firefox browser gets Xhosa language pack

2013-09-10 09:31
A Xhosa language pack has been developed for the Firefox browser. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

A Xhosa language pack has been developed for the Firefox browser. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

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Cape Town - Xhosa speakers will soon have access to the Firefox web browser in their own language, thanks to a language services company.

Firefox is already available in several South African languages including Afrikaans, Zulu and Sotho, and the additional of Xhosa is important as it serves a significant of the local audience.

Firefox is the second most popular browser globally, with a market share of 28.2%, down slightly from 32.8% a year ago. The Google Chrome browser is the dominant internet browser with a market share of 52.9%, according to w3schools.com.

Rubric translated 30 000 words into Xhosa for the language pack and the company hopes that it will lead to a spike in Xhosa-specific products online.

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