Documents

African Latin fonts (presentation for AtypI '08)

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Fonts

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.

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AtypI08 African fonts.pdf260.03 KB

ANLoc Logo in SVG format

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Network activities

Attached are two ANLoc logos in SVG format.

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anloc-logo-vector-black-white.svg79.2 KB
anloc-logo-vector.svg79.29 KB

Arabize and Training in Localisation

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Training
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Arabize and Training in Localisation_1.1.doc47 KB

Aslib presenation

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Training
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ASLIB.ppt337.5 KB

Characters needed for African orthographies in Latin writing system

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Fonts

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.

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comblist.txt4.39 KB

FOSS localisation manual

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Localise software
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Training

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.

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FOSS l10n guide - 20110214-en.pdf1.68 MB
FOSS l10n guide - 20110214-fr.pdf1.78 MB
FOSS l10n guide - 20110214-ar.pdf1.02 MB

Getting your language included in the Information Age

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Localise software

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.

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FreeCodeInt ISSNO 003 2009.pdf342.46 KB

HOW-TO for Mac Keyboard Layouts

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Keyboards

This is a step-by-step guide for installing and using African keyboard layouts for Mac OSX. You will need a PDF viewer to open it.

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HOWTOInstall4MacOSX.pdf393.94 KB

HOW-TO for Windows Keyboard Installer

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Keyboards

This is a step-by-step guide for installing and using African keyboard layouts for Windows XP or Vista. You will need a PDF viewer to open it.

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HOWTOInstall4WinXP1.pdf578.61 KB

Keyboards Presentation

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Keyboards

Please find kasahorow and ANLoc keyboards presentation (in PDF) made in El Sokhna attached.

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kkeyboards.pdf199.14 KB