Talk:First Swahili office suite released in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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I, Pingswept, sent questions to Alberto Escudero-Pascual, and he replied. The full text of his response is included in the article, with a few minor copyedits. I have no previous connection to Mr. Escudero-Pascual. Pingswept 02:22, 7 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Another email obtained by Pingswept that was not used in the article

Forwarded to Wikinews by Alberto Escudero-Pascual

Originally written by David Sawe, Director of Management Information Systems Division at the President’s Office in Tanzania

> Last Monday morning, a spectacular event was held at the University to
> launch Jambo OpenOffice.  The Guests of Honour on that occasion were the
> Prime Minister of the United Republic of Tanzania, Hon. Frederick T. Sumaye,
> the Ambassador of Sweden H.E. Tolvald Akesson, and the Minister of Higher
> Education, Science and Technology, Hon Pius Ngw'andu.
> In his keynote speech (delivered in Kiswahili), the Prime Minister
> congratulated the University of Dar es Salaam for taking the initiative to
> keep the Kiswahili language alive and pertinent so that it may be used as an
> instrument of learning in this dynamic age.  In a nutshell, his speech had
> the following highlights: he noted that such localisation efforts are
> enabling people to gain access to knowledge resources more intuitively and
> affordably, as they will no longer need to first learn another language --
> something that has always been a barrier to local productivity.  He pledged
> the Government's support for such initiatives and also invited experts to
> offer guidance to the Government.


Just saw that it is written that South Africa has 9 official languages, but the correct number is 11. (Page was blocked for editing, so I couldn't correct it)

rephrased to fix. thanks! Doldrums 13:19, 2 August 2006 (UTC)

jambo office linkEdit

Can somebody link w:en:Jambo OpenOffice? I'm really expanding this article right now and hopefully I get an DYK for it ;) Mabdul (talk) 01:28, 2 January 2012 (UTC)

Generally we don't edit archived articles, but I think just the link is ok.   Done Bawolff 01:45, 2 January 2012 (UTC)
Links are fine, as are cats; they aren't considered part of the content of the article, so are adjusted whenever deemed appropriate. --Pi zero (talk) 01:55, 2 January 2012 (UTC)
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