Upbringing Bahasa Malaysia (Malay) to be recognized globally with other international languages in the cyber world.
Kuala Lumpur – March 9, 2014 – Mozilla Malaysia Community as one of the people-powered mission-based official international communities of San Francisco-based Mozilla Foundation is committed in the localization efforts thus upbringing the national language of Malaysia which is Malay or Bahasa Malaysia to be well-known globally with other international languages through its products partnering with Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) in spearheading about the efforts made into reality to the people.
Starting from the grassroots, the Community has translated grossly 78 thousands of “strings” which consists of sentences and words in localizing through translating 5 official products of Mozilla Corporation which is the 29th version of Firefox for the Aurora stage both for the Desktop and Android version for mobile, health report for the Firefox browser, Malay version of Mozilla Foundation’s website, and last but not least the recently launched Firefox OS which was last exhibited by Mozilla Corporation at the recent Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.
Prior to a planned event for the collaborations made between the Mozilla Malaysia Community and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), a casual meet-up will be held at Mariners Café and Bistro, Johor Bahru on the evening of March 15, 2014 which is opened for the public to attend thus networking with the members of the local community and also fans of Mozilla’s products residing at the State and maybe from the neighbouring country, Singapore as well. Further details about the event can be found at facebook.com/events/617027495016954/.
Pertaining to the efforts made, an event will be organised at the Johor Bahru campus of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) on Sunday – March 16, 2014 hosted by the university’s Academy of Language, which will be attended by academicians and students. The event is known as “Firefox Bahasa Malaysia Test Day 2014”.
Through these collaborations, the event is organised not only just with the aim to spearhead about the efforts made for the localized products of Mozilla Corporation for the usage of Malaysians who have difficulties on using the English version of those products, but also to get feedback from people that will be involved in this event regarding the needs of those localized products and also the quality of translations by the Community as the Community have tried their very best in translating each and every single “string” with reference of meanings provided by Dewan Bahasa and Pustaka.
The localized Firefox browser for the Aurora stage usable with Microsoft Windows OS, Mac OS, and also Linux can be downloaded at mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/aurora/all/ and also the Android version of the Firefox browser for Mobile can also be downloaded at mozilla.org/en-US/mobile/aurora/ . The translated website of Mozilla Foundation can also be surfed at mozilla.org/ms/contribute/.
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About Mozilla Malaysia Community
The local Malaysian community of Mozilla is one of the acknowledged official international communities with 490 members throughout the country. Products’ Translation and Localisation, Firefox OS, and Firefox Students’ Ambassador program are among the local community’s portfolios held so far. More information about the local community can be found at mozilla.my/, the official Twitter channel at twitter.com/MozillaMY/, official Facebook fan page at facebook.com/MozillaMalaysia and also the official Facebook group at facebook.com/groups/mozmy.
Media Contact – Mozilla Corporation and Mozilla Foundation
Media Contact – Mozilla Malaysia Community
Muhammad Hafiz bin Mohd Hidzir
Media and Public Relations Lead