The Omni Group has shipped OmniWeb 4.0.1, a native Cocoa Web browser for Mac OS X. Changes in the latest version include increased stability and compatibility, as well as support for German and French, according to Ken Case, OmniWeb’s lead developer.
The Omni Group wants it’s users to have the best possible Web browsing experience, and localization is a major part of that experience, Case said.
“We are committed to providing the best user experience possible with OmniWeb, and one of the best ways to do that is to provide a single, globalized Web browser that interacts with each user in their own preferred language,” he said in a statement. “Many thanks to Norbert Rittel and Gabriel Rousseau for getting the ball rolling in this update with their German and French localizations.”
He said the globalization process just goes to show that everything is better in Mac OS X. Cocoa application are not only easier to develop, they’re multilingual: a globalized application can interact with users in many languages at once, Case said.
“Simultaneous support of English, German, and French is just the beginning: volunteers around the world are currently working on adding support for Spanish, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Dutch, Swedish, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Hebrew, and Canadian,” he added.
The Omni Group, which offers WebObjects and Mac OS X based consulting services, also offers such Mac OS X applications including OmniGraffle (for making make diagrams, org charts, layouts, flow charts, or any other graphic presentations of relationships and labeled parts), OmniPDF (an Adobe Portable Document Format file viewer for Mac OS X), OmniOutliner (a tool for outlining and organizing thoughts, tasks, project components, etc.), and OmniDiskSweeper (a utility for creating free space on your hard drives).