Archive for August, 2010

Moodle 2.0 is being translated into two new languages – Tigrinia and Amharic, thanks to translators Armando Di Pietra and Berhane Woldegabriel, and translation coordinator Koen Roggemans.

I’d never heard of either language before, so checked the Wikipedia articles Amharic language and Tigrinya language to discover that the languages are spoken in Ethiopia and Eritrea, and have around 25 million and 6.7 million speakers respectively.

The Tigrinia and Amharic language packs are only available for Moodle 2.0 and may be installed via Site Administration > Language > Language packs.

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Moodle, our open source course management system, is eight years old today! It’s also the birthday of Moodle’s founder and lead developer, Martin, who is quite a bit more than eight years old today. Happy Birthday to Moodle and Martin!

Moodle usage continues to grow at an amazing rate, with over 52 thousand registered Moodle sites and over 950 thousand registered users on moodle.org (see Moodle statistics).

Here’s how moodle.org looked six years ago in August 2004 (from the Internet Archive Wayback Machine search):

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Moodle has a new language pack, Dzongkha, thanks to Tenzin Dendup and translation coordinator Koen Roggemans.

According to the Wikipedia article, Dzongkha language, Dzongkha is the official language of Bhutan, South Asia and is spoken by around 600 thousand people.

There are currently a total of 86 Moodle language packs for Moodle 1.x (source: Moodle download – Language packs). Many translators are currently working hard on Moodle 2.0 language packs. The Moodle 2.0 language packs download page shows the percentage of translated strings for each language. A big thank you to all our Moodle translators as listed in the Translation credits.

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