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Welsh Language Technology


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.
Technology, Websites and Software: Welsh Language Considerations 

Welsh Language Interface Packs: Microsoft 
Microsoft’s Welsh language interfaces can be downloaded free of charge below:

Welsh Language Interface: Other

  • Firefox
  • 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, 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
Developed by the RNIB with support from the Welsh Government and the Welsh Language Board.


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