This week in Wales many school children will be celebrating St Davids Day. This will be a celebration of welsh culture and tradition , and an essential part of the celebration will be the Welsh Language. Welsh is the official language of Heaven as we say in Wales, about 20% of the population speak it fluently and it is taught as a compulsory subject to the age of 14 in schools. Some children like my daughter have all there education taught through the medium of welsh and I proud that they regard themselves a bi-lingual.

It is with great pleasure that I can announce that The Welsh language has now joined a growing list oft languages to benefit from translation services provided by Microsoft Translator. Developed by the National Assembly for Wales in partnership with Microsoft, the system consists of tools, services and applications which provide support across the suite of Microsoft products and services, including Word and Outlook, along with Bing Translator applications for Windows, Windows Phone and online at www.bing.com/translator.

So for example using Lync, you can use the conversation translator and converse with somebody in your own language and have it converted to Welsh , live and immediately , and then translated back to you, amazing.

imageby the amazing students at Ysgol Gyfun Bro Morgannwg in the Vale of Glamorgan , South Wales. For the past 6 months these students have been producing the localization files needed to have Kodu in welsh. This is a massive achievement, as their work is available to anybody , anywhere in the world who downloads the latest version of Kodu – www.kodugamelab.com

Don’t forget to check out and enter this year’s Kodu Kup. Details here