There are many ways of using the Welsh language in information technology:
The Commissioner has issued a dedicated Advice Note which explains how to provide high quality bilingual software and services via IT.
Advice Note: The Principles of Bilingual Software
Welsh Language Interface Packs: Microsoft
Microsoft’s Welsh language interfaces can be downloaded free of charge below:
Welsh Language Interface: Other
- Bilingual version of OpenOffice
- Welsh Gmail: a link to instructions on how to set a Welsh language interface is available on the right
- Hotmail: the interface language can be changed by updating Hotmail to Outlook.com, clicking the language name at the bottom of the inbox page and changing it to Welsh
Spelling and grammar checks – Cysgliad Software Pack
The Cysgliad software pack includes:
Cysill – spelling and grammar checker
Cysgeir – list of standardised terminology
Cysgliad is for PC and Mac (and is free for the Mac) and is available below:
A free online version of Cysill is also available below:
Text to speech software
The voices are available free to both individuals and non-commercial organizations but commercial organizations should contact the RNIB for more information www.rnib.org.
Developed by the RNIB with support from the Welsh Government and the Welsh Language Board.