Tag Archives: IDRC

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 – […]

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 […]

Your right to remain silent – IGF 2009

Dwayne from Translate giving a presentation at the Fourth meeting of the IGF, 15-18 November 2009, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt whose theme was, ‘Internet Governance – Creating Opportunities for All’ Highlighting the need for language to be central to the discussion of oppotunities for all.  With many in the forum talking about the right for […]

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 […]

2nd PanAfrican Localisation Workshop

The second workshop of the PanAfrican Localisation project, “PAL2” was held in Tshwane, South Africa, on 5-7 November 2007. PAL2 was the third workshop on localisation in Africa funded by IDRC, following the first PanAfrican Localisation workshop in Casablanca, Morocco and the Pan African Research on L10N Workshop & Localization Blitz in Marrakech, Morocco (2007/2/24-27). […]

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 […]

Localisation in African Languages – LISA/Cairo 2005

The Localization in African Languages track was part of the LISA (Localisation Industry Standards Association) conference in Cairo, 5-8 December 2005. Presenters: Dr. Nikolay Dobronravine, Univ. of St. Petersburg Dr. Dawit Bekele, Addis Ababa University Dwayne Bailey, Translate.org.za Tunde Adegbola, Alt-I Dr. Peter Benjamin, OneWorld/Open Knowledge Network Prof. Baba Mamadi Diane, University of Cairo Dr. […]