Autshumato comprises of open-source (free) translation tools, which were funded by the Department of Arts and Culture. The Autshumato Integrated Translation Environment (ITE) is one part of the Autshumato project. It is a software program with a translation memory and glossaries to help translators with the translation process. Although the Autshumato ITE has specifically been developed for the eleven official South African languages, it can be adapted for translation between any two languages.

Autshumato is named after one of the first interpreters in South Africa and it is available for download from the Internet at no cost at:

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