Feature Keyboards and Languages 8.2

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This page refers to capabilities of XO Software Release 8.2.0 (AKA build 767). See the 8.2.0 release notes here

Languages and keyboards

OLPC relies on volunteers and country experts for keyboard knowledge and for translations of the XO user interface (called Sugar) and all the Activities that many contributors have provided. Translations are not tested or approved by OLPC. Both translations and Keyboards must be tested and approved by country designated experts or by volunteers.

Thanks to members of the worldwide OLPC Translation Project, who can be found on the localization mailing list, the following languages show more than 80% of the Sugar interface has been translated in release 8.2:

  • Brazilian Portuguese
  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Kinyarwanda
  • Kreyol
  • Marathi
  • Mongolian
  • Nepali
  • Portuguese
  • Sinhala
  • Spanish
  • Telugu
  • Turkish
  • Urdu

If you want to get involved in the volunteer driven translation efforts, visit the OLPC Translation Project.

In Release 8.2, the Amharic Keyboard has been developed and has begun detailed testing in Ethiopia.

OLPC can test that each existing keyboard can boot properly and the characters look like the ones printed on the keys. We depend on volunteers and our deployment technical leads to provide feedback to us if the complex functionality of a keyboard is not meeting expectations. OLPC reviewed the following keyboards XO release 8.2:

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