This website was originally created in 2000, shortly after I began using Linux for translation purposes. In the ten years that followed, it grew progressively into a comprehensive resource.

For the last ten years it has stagnated somewhat owing to other priorities and a lack of time. I am now pleased to be able to point users to TranslateOnLinux, where Jean Dimitriadis has put in a huge amount of work documenting the wealth of software suitable for use by professional translators using the Linux operating system.

I plan to keep this site open, as it has become a known point of reference for translators interested in using Linux. I will also use it to make more general comments on my own experience of using Linux for translation purposes. I am however happy to leave the job of documenting the actual software applications to Jean Dimitriadis.

The Linux for Translators online forum still exists, and is now hosted by