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Fijian languge support available for OpenOffice

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Fijian language support is now availble for the popular free alternative to Microsoft Office. Fijian was added to the suite of languages supported by OpenOffice by a team of USP staff and studenets including, Dr. William Blanke, Dr. Paul Geraghty, Mere Bavoro, Aloesi Cagica, and Rajneel Totaram. OpenOffice is available for download directly from USP's Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) site.

You will need to following to get working in Fijian:

For those who are not familiar with OpenOffice, it is a freely available open source office software suite that includes word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, drawing, a light-wieght database, and more. While OpenOffice has its own file formats, it can also read and write Microsoft Office files. OpenOffice is also available for a variety of non-Windows platforms and has built in support for creating PDF files. The OpenOffice project is sponsored by Sun Microsystems.