Google to set up shop in SA
Google South AfricaGoogle has been taking its South African market seriously for some time now. Since the launch of Google's SA-specific site on 14 January 2005, all computers with a South African IP (internet protocol) address have been redirected to www.google.co.za when searching on www.google.com. Google.co.za also offers searches in four of South Africa's 11 official languages (besides English), namely Afrikaans, Sesotho, isiXhosa and isiZulu. As well as the language options, there is also the option to limit your search to the South African web only. Google currently offers 112 country-specific sites and 117 interface languages. (These include such "languages" as Bork, bork, bork! ("Ee'm Feeleeng Loocky"), Elmer Fudd ("I'm Feewing Wucky"), Hacker ("EyE Am ph33|1n6 |u(ky"), Laothian ("ກຸ່ມສົນທະນາຕ່າງໆ") ... and Pig Latin ("I'mway Eelingfay Uckylay").) SAinfo reporter
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