Tag Archives: ANLoc

Firefox 4 now in isiZulu

Published in ITWeb Mozilla’s Firefox Web browser has been customised to support isiZulu. Translate.org.za and its community of volunteer translators started the project in 2009 through participation in the African Network for Localisation, a project funded by the International Development Research Centre. The company says 10% of SA’s population – about five million people – […]

54 African locales included in CLDR 1.8

Originally published by IT46.  This work forms part of the output from the ANLoc project, managed and lead by Translate. The Afrigen team is proud to announce that 54 African locales have been submitted to Unicode, and included in the CLDR 1.8 release. Out of the 54 locales, 41 was completely new to CLDR, while […]

CLDR 1.8 includes locales produced by ANLoc

The Unicode Consortium announced the release of the new version of the Unicode Common Locale Data Repository (Unicode CLDR 1.8), providing key building blocks for software to support the world’s languages. CLDR 1.8 contains data for 186 languages and 159 territories: 501 locales in all. Version 1.8 of the repository contains over 22% more locale […]

African Languages in a Digital Age

Don Osborn has published “African Languages in a Digitical Age: Challenges and Opportunities for Indigenous Language Computing“.  Don is the policy lead within the Anloc project and offers a rich insite into policy, linguistic considerations and technology in Africa.  He lead the PanAfriL10n project, the precursor to the Anloc network. With increasing numbers of computers […]

ANLoc New November 2009

From Dwayne Bailey, Research Director of ANLoc In this edition of the ANLoc update you will read stories of everyday people who have made a significant impact on others, and many more to follow, by simply volunteering their time and skill. Technology is not available to all people. Why not? Because it still speaks mainly […]

ANLoc News March 2009

  ANLOC’s vision is to empower Africans to participate in the digital age by removing the last inch limitations imposed on language usage by the limitation of technology. In order to do this technology needs to be enabled. Tools need to be built that make localisation more effective that help the translator or the relating […]

Virtaaal 1st release

Friedel Wolff, lead developer at Translate.org.za, tells us more about Virtaal. Where does the name come from, why do we need another translation memory tool, what makes Virtaal different and what to expect from the future releases.

Kick-off for the African Network for Localisation

In July 2008, project partners from the ten different sub-projects, met in Pilansburg, South Africa, to start the three year long Anloc project. The African Network for Localisation (Anloc) seeks to empower Africans to participate in the digital age by removing the last inch limitations caused by language, a process known as localisation whereby information […]

Pan African Research on L10N Workshop & Localization Blitz

The Pan African Research on L10N Workshop & Localization “Blitz”, 24-27 of February 2007, Marrakesh, Morocco, brought together leading researchers and practitioners from across Africa to develop a joint research agenda. The main outcome of that meeting was to start a process of reinforcing a network of partners to conduct applied research on localisation issues […]