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14 Sep

Le Réseau africain pour la localisation (ANLoc) est fier d'annoncer la sortie de la version imprimée de son guide de localisation de logiciel libre en trois langues : anglais, français et arabe.
Le guide écrit par Friedel Wolff de Translate.org.za a pour titre Effecting Change Through Localisation.
Il a été traduit en arabe par Khaled Hosny et Ahmed Gharbeia, et en français par Mohomodou Houssouba et Claude Paroz – sous le titre La localisation au service d’un changement durable.

Vous pouvez télécharger la toute dernière version électronique ici ou demander des exemplaires pour votre organisation en envoyant un email à Wendy [at] Translate.org.za.

07 Sep

ANLoc is proud to announce that our FOSS Localisation Manual: Effecting Change Through Localisation is now available in print edition in three languages: English, Arabic and French.

The manual is written by Friedel Wolff of Translate.org.za, translated to Arabic by Khaled Hosny and Ahmad Gharbeia, and translated to French by Mohomodou Houssouba and Claude Paroz.

You can download the latest digital copy from this link, or you can send a request for printed copies for your organisation, by sending an email to Wendy [at] Translate.org.za.

20 Feb

ANLoc will be hosting its annual meeting in Nairobi, Kenya.

The core ANLoc project team is attending together with outside contributors from University of Nairobi, Google Africa and the Kenyan ICT board. This ANLoc meeting will also be attended by some of the participants from the Training and Localise Software sub-projects.

08 Dec

Completed Terminology Sets

ANLoc partners have completed work on 2500 Information and Communications Technology terms, with a particular eye to software localization, for the following languages: Akan, Amharic, Arabic, French, Kinyarwanda, Lingala, Luganda, Songhay, Yoruba, and Zulu. We invite you to download the data and make use of it in all of your localization and ICT activities.

30 Nov

The third and last training of a series of FOSS Localisation trainings is the Arabic training, which will be organized in partnership with Arabize in Egypt, and will be held in Flamenco Hotel in Zamalek, Cairo from the 10th of December until the 13th.

Manal Hassan and Khaled Hosny of Arabeyes will be training 11 participants from 5 countries, namely: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Palestine.

30 Nov

This is the second training of a series of FOSS Localisation trainings in different parts of Africa. The French training is organized in partnership with the Association of Malian Linux Users (AMULL) in Mali, and will be held in AGETIC, one of the public ICT centers in Bamako, from the 6th of December until the 9th.

Mohomodou Houssouba the team leader of the Songhai localisation team will lead the French training and will be assisted by Abdrahmane ANNE from AMULL.

We are expecting 11 participants from 9 African countries including Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Cote d'Ivore, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger and Rwanda.