ANLoc Project

ANLoc Project

ICT is necessarily adapted to human languages in order to enable its use by non-specialists. For historic and economic reasons, however, certain languages dominate in this role, regardless of where ICT is used. So, when technology is used where the language and culture are different, it will exert an unintentional influence on the latter that could be negative. Localisation – the adaptation of ICT to the language and culture where it is used – allows that cultural pressure to be reduced, eliminated or even reversed.

By addressing the issue of localisation this network and its sub-projects aim to address these dimensions to indeed turn ICTs into a positive force for all of the above dimensions.

ANLoc is funded by Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC).



ANLoc 2011 Conference

21/02/2020 13:21
23/02/2020 13:21
Africa/Nairobi
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ANLoc Project
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Nairobi, Kenya

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.

ANLoc conference 2010

26/04/2020
30/04/2020
Africa/Johannesburg
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ANLoc Project
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Fonts
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Keyboards
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Locales
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Localisation Tools
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Localise software
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Network activities
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Spell checkers
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Terminology
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Training
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Hartbeespoort, South Africa

Several ANLoc partners are meeting in South Africa to report on the year's activities and discuss the way forward.

ANLoc at the Centre for Next Generation Localisation

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Localisation Tools

Friedel Wolff, the lead of the ANLoc tools project, represented ANLoc at the CNGL (Centre for Next Generation Localisation) in Ireland. You can view his presentations on ANLoc and the tools project.

HLT Day for the National HLT Network - 2010

27/01/2020
Africa/Johannesburg
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ANLoc Project
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Localisation Tools
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Network activities
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Spell checkers
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CSIR Convention Centre, Pretoria

Dwayne and Friedel will be presenting speed papers and doing a presentation and poster sessions at the HLT day for the National Human Language Technologies Network.

ANLoc Newsletter November issue

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ANLoc to attend the 4th Internet Governance Forum

15/11/2020
18/11/2020
Africa/Harare
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ANLoc Project
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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

The fourth annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) Meeting will be held from 15-18 November 2020 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. ANLoc will be participating in the workshop Equality in access to knowledge society through language and cultural diversity

Achievements and Lessons learned by the African Network for Localization (ANLoc)

27/05/2020 12:00
27/05/2020 13:30
America/Montreal
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ANLoc Project
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150 Kent St., Room 649 (6th floor), Ottawa, Canada

Presenter: Martin Benjamin

Description: The African Network for Localization (ANLoc) has been established by Acacia to overcome the limitations of technology on language that prevent most Africans from participating in the digital age. ANLoc is addressing localization from many angles,

Presentation at the ANLoc Workshop in Egypt, March 2009

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A brief history of the Translation Bureau, TERMIUM®, terminology and our partnerships with African countries

AGIS '09

21/09/2020
Africa/Harare
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ANLoc Project
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University of Limerick, Ireland

AGIS '09
Action Week for Global Information Sharing
Promoting Equality through Language and Cultural Diversity
21-25 September 2020
University of Limerick, Ireland