An Afrikaans spell checker is available for free download from the Internet.
The Pretoria News reports that the program is available from translate.org.za and runs on Mozilla's Firefox web browser and Thunderbird email client.
The spell checker contains more than 170 000 words that have been assembled for the past 20 years and updated in the last three.
Translate.org.za is a non-profit organisation that delivers free software in local languages. Thanks to its work, Firefox is the only web browser available in all 11 official South African languages.