Mozilla in the breton language

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Mozilla ?

Mozilla is a software suite for the Internet user. It includes a browser, and also a mail programm, a web page editor... and runs under many operating systems, including Windows, Mac and Linux.

History

Mozilla is an Open Source software. Mozilla Fundation, who manages its development, was started by Netscape. It nows continues independently, benefitting from the work of volunteers and financed by large companies.

Breton localisation

Mozilla is written in english, but designed to be easy to translate into other languages. (Easy, but there were nevertheless nearly 37 000 breton words to align...)
The localisations projects are works of independent volunteers.

The present one started at the beginning of 2000 (from a prototype translation of Netscape 3, in 1998, - it's not new...) In January 2002, a beta "language pack" was ready, and the Breton version of Mozilla 1.0 was issued in June (before the french one...). Since then, it was updated to every main release of Mozilla.
Every module has been translated except the online help. The language of it has been kept close to spoken Breton ľ to its spirit also, so the half-technique vocabulary simply uses the same words as in other european languages. The writing system is the 'interdialectal', the only one amongst the major writings system for the contemporary Breton to be scientifically coherent, as well from the point of view of the pronunciations of the various dialects as of the history of the language.



Screenshots

Here is a small diaporama, before you install it :

Navigateur
Navigator


Mail et News
Mail and News


How to install it?

  1. First install the English version of Mozilla, if you don't have yet, from here to get the last version (1.7.3). (You can also use installation programms in other languages, which you will find here).
  2. Launch it.
  3. Install the Breton pack. From the menu, choose Edit -> Preferences -> Appearance -> Languages ... and click the Download more button. This will display to you a Web page. Click mac/unix/win near Breton under the right version number.

After the installation

Then, you may be asked to restart the browser, or to reboot.

After that, you will be able to choose your preferred language, by Edit-> Preferences -> Appearance -> Languages ... .


Firefox 2.0 (LanigTan)

To install it, please do the followings :

  1. Install Firefox in any language from this page (you must choose a language for which the version is 2.0).
  2. Install the Locale Switcher.
    (Beware : you will have first to allow this site (tdsw.free.fr) to install software.)
  3. Install the breton langpack.
  4. Restart Firefox. If the interface is not breton already, choose from the menu :
    Tools -> Language -> Breton.
  5. To get back to a previous language, choose it in the menu :
    Benwiji -> Yezhio¨ -> English (United States),
    Benwiji -> Yezhio¨ -> Deutsch,
    Benwiji -> Yezhio¨ -> Brezhoneg (France) ("neo"-breton)...

Firefox 1.5 (LanigTan)

To install it, please do the followings :

  1. You first need Firefox 1.5 in any other language.
  2. Install the Locale Switcher.
    (Beware : you will have first to allow this site (tdsw.free.fr) to install software.)
  3. Install the breton langpack.
  4. Restart Firefox. If the interface is not breton already, choose from the menu :
    Tools -> Language -> Breton.
  5. To get back to a previous language, choose it in the menu :
    Benwiji -> Yezhio¨ -> English (United States),
    Benwiji -> Yezhio¨ -> Deutsch,
    Benwiji -> Yezhio¨ -> Brezhoneg (France) ("neo"-breton)...

Firefox 1.0.1 (LanigTan)

To install it, follow these steps :

  1. You first need Firefox 1.0 in any other language.
  2. Install the Locale Switcher module.
  3. Install the breton langpack.
  4. Restart Firefox, and then choose from the menu :
    Tools -> Languages -> br-FR (Brezhoneg tradissionel).

Thunderbird 1.0 (LapousKurun)

To install it, follow these steps :


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