Wednesday, October 12, 2005

KGeography and Tajik

Just got a nice mail from Roger Kovacs about the Tajik translation of KGeography

Just wanted to share some positive events surrounding KGeography.
Tajikistan is a small poor nation, somewhat isolated, and quite behind
in technology. A small NGO in Dushanbe called Youth Opportunities, has
formed a student Linux User Group called SDTLUG for School Days Tajik
Linux User Group. These middle and high school students chose to
translate KGeography as their primary project. So you will see the
translations for "tg" growing in the next months.
I don't want to flood your e-mail, but if you would like some photos
of the students, I can send them along. For more information about
Linux in Tajikistan you can look at (although Victor,
the director of Youth Opportunities has just started to redo the web
site - you can still take a look around.)
I know the students will probably learn more about Geography from
doing the translation work, than they would in class! In addition,
some of the students in the LUG know Russian as their primary language,
and they have contacted the Russian team and will be submitting
translations to them to include in svn.
Thanks for the great tool - it provides in so many ways!

Roger Kovacs

Thanks for that! I'm glad my program helps people :-)

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