Project to Create Free Software in Quechua
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Runasimipi.org has translated AbiWord in Northern Aymara (La Paz, Bolivia and Puno, Perú), Southern Aymara (Oruro, Bolivia and Iquique Chile) and Southern Bolivian Quechua (Cochabamba, Potosí, Sucre). The Aymara interfaz is only available in versión 2.6 and later.
Install AbiWord in Windows
If you want to use AbiWord's importers/exporters to open MS Word or WordPerfect documents, doube click on abiword-plugins-impexp-2.6.2.exe to install them or click [im/exportador] in the CD de Runasimipi.org. If you want to also use AbiWord's Tools plugins, double click abiword-plugins-tools-2.6.2.exe or click [plugins] in the CD. If you want Spanish spell checking, double click AbiWord_Dictionary_Espanol.exe or click [dic-español] in the CD. To install each one, select "Next", then "Next", and finally "Install".
If you have the CD de Runasimipi.org and your web browser does not
permite the use of executable files, you will have to look for each
installer inside the CD and double click them
individually. Open the CD de Runasimipi.org. (To open it, right click
on the CD icon on your desktop or in Windows Exporer and select "Explore".) Look for the installers insid the AbiWord folder.
Using AbiWord in Quechua and Aymara
Click OK in the Preferences window and click OK
for the message informing you that you need to close and restart
AbiWord. The next time that AbiWord is restarted, it will appear in
quechua or aymara.
If you see the option "Quechua" in version 2.6.X, do not select it because it is a bug in AbiWord which should be removed. We have submitted a bug report about this.
AbiWord in GNU/Linux or UNIX:
In Ubuntu, use:
sudo apt-get install abiword abiword-plugins abiword-help
In Fedora, use:
Aymara and an updated quechua translation are availbe in versions 2.6 and later of AbiWord. If you would like to test out AbiWord 2.6 but it is not yet included in your distribution, you can compile it from the source code. Download the source at http://www.abisource.com/download or copy it from the "AbiWord/codigo" dirctory in our CD. Decompress it:
tar xzf abiword-2.6.2.tar.gz
Change to the directory which was just decompressed and use the standard comands ./configure, make and make install to compile and install AbiWord.
compiling AbiWord, you will need access to the internet to download all
the necessary dependencies or access to a complete set of instalation
CDs for your GNU/Linux distribution. For example, the g++
compiler and the following development libraries have to be installed
in Ubuntu 7.04:
apt-get install g++ libglib2.0-dev libglade2-dev libgnomeprintui2.2-dev libgsf-1-dev libenchant-dev libfribidi-dev libwv-dev libpopt-dev
other distributions, the required libraries will perhaps have other
names (for example, in Red Hat/Fedora they are named "devel"
instead of "dev"), but the requirements will be similar. When using the
comand ./configure, you will be informed which libraries you
If you want to install the extra plugin tools, the importers/exporters or the Help system, you will have to compile and install them in a similar fashion. manera.
Setting the AbiWord interface in Quechua or Aymara
In versions 2.4.6 and earlier of AbiWord, change the language to "qu_BO". In versions 2.6 and later, you can use:
First use the command locale to determine which language is being used by default by your sistem. Before opening AbiWord, change the system language to Aymara or Quechua, and afterwards return it to your original language.
In this example, Spanish from Peru is the default language and the character set is 8-bit Unicode. Then change the language to Northern Aymara and open AbiWord. Afterwards, return the language to Spanish of Peru.
It is very handy to place this commands in a script and execute them when you want to use AbiWord in aymara or quechua. To do this, save these commands in a plane text file called "abiword-aym". (You can use an editor like kate, gedit, nano or vi.) Change the permissions to make the file executable:
chmod a+x abiword-aym
Now open AbiWord in Northern Aymara from the command line:
You can also add this command to a menu item. If the file "abiword-aym" is located on your desktop, you can double click it to execute the script and open AbiWord in Northern Aymara. To do this in GNOME, right click over the file and select "Properties" in the menu. Inside the "Properties" window, select the "Permissions" tab and put a check mark next to "Execute" to activate it.
Last Updated: Tue, 16 Aug 2011