Dwayne Bailey sent a message to the over 400 members of Translate.org.za group on Facebook.

Translate.org.za has just released a first version of our desktop translation tool called Virtaal.  Before you think its about automagic translation from English to Xhosa, its not.  It is a tool designed to be used by a human translating a document, with aids to make them productive and ensure quality.

Its Open Source so you can hack on it.  And if your a programmer with Python experience we’re still hiring.

Our first aim is localisation, but we do want the tool to grow to the point where it is a highly productive environment for professional translators.

This work is made possible with funding from the IDRC and Mozilla Corporation.