The Multilingual Computer

Welcome to the website of the Irish-language book An Ríomhaire Ilteangach (‘The Multilingual Computer’), a guide to language technology for general readers. This book is required reading for everybody who uses more than one language on their computer. Buy it from the publisher »

Portrait of the author About the author

Michal Boleslav Měchura is a software engineer. He has worked for Fiontar in Dublin City University and for the New English-Irish Dictionary Project in Foras na Gaeilge. He has built and maintains the IT infrastructure on several language-technology projects including té,, and He has a master’s degree in computational linguistics from Trinity College Dublin and had previously worked as a software localization engineer for Microsoft. He is currently doing a PhD in computational linguistics at Masaryk University. He is fluent in three human languages and countless programming ones. More information about the author »


A review of An Ríomhaire Ilteanagach has been published in the 2018 edition of the journal Léann Teanga: An Reiviú.

Listen to a radio interview with the author about the book and about language technology in general ("Aon Scéal", Raidió na Life).

Fiontar and Scoil na Gaeilge, DCU, are reporting on the book launch event on their blog.

Ráidió na Life did an interview with Michal Boleslav Měchura, the author of An Ríomhaire Ilteangach, on the programme Aon Scéal. Listen to the interview here » has published a gallery of photographs from the Public seminar on Irish in information technology.

A report from the Public seminar on Irish in information technology has been published on the blog Teic na nGael.

The book An Ríomhaire Ilteangach was launched at the Public seminar on Irish in information technology held on the DCU campus in Dublin. It was a day full of talks from Irish speakers who make innovative use of information technology in their work. The book was launched by Professor Kevin P. Scannell, Saint Louis University, at the end of the day. The seminar was attended by over 50 peole and broadcast live on the Internet. Video recordings of the talks will be available online soon. In the mean time, have a look at #RíomhNaG on Twitter!

An Ríomhaire Ilteangach is book of the week in Seachain, the weekly Irish-language suplement to Irish Independent.

Book cover
An Ríomhaire Ilteangach
Michal Boleslav Měchura
145 pages
Cois Life 2017
ISBN 978-1-907494-70-3
Note. Although this website is bilingual in Irish and English, the book itself is in Irish only.