This presentation was given at ATypi '08's TypeTech pre-conference in September 2008.
It presents the requirements of African orthographies in the Latin writing system, show what characters are needed with what advanced features using OpenType technology, and showcases some good and bad designs.
Benefits of Open Source license for fonts is also discussed.
The presentation is unded CC-by-sa-nc.
|AtypI08 African fonts.pdf||260.03 KB|
This is a list of 240 characters required for African orthographies in the Latin writing system.
charlist.txt is the set of 240 single characters, combining diacritics and precomposed characters. Comments mention which character need anchors for composition.
comblist.txt is the set of 285 composed characters known to be used. These can be used to test composition of base characters with combining diacritics.
Both files have comments after the # sign.
As part of the training subproject of ANLoc, we developed a localisation guide with a specific focus on Free and Open Source Software. It doesn't only discuss FOSS localisation software such as Virtaal and Pootle, but covers a wide range of topics about FOSS localisation.
|FOSS l10n guide - 20110214-en.pdf||1.68 MB|
|FOSS l10n guide - 20110214-fr.pdf||1.78 MB|
|FOSS l10n guide - 20110214-ar.pdf||1.02 MB|
|FOSS l10n guide - 20120512-es.pdf||1.76 MB|
Have you ever wondered how it would be if all the content on the web was in Kinyarwanda, and all the software interfaces where in Lingala? Think about it!
You would google something and all the search results would come back in Kirundi. We might be late in making it happen, but we can still make it happen.
|FreeCodeInt ISSNO 003 2009.pdf||342.46 KB|