Training

Training

This sub-project addresses the need for local localisation skills. It will create modules that cover local localisation needs within a course the covers the complete localisation process. Four partners in the various regions of Africa will develop this material and run the course.

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Arabic FOSS Localisation Training - Egypt

10/12/2020
13/12/2020
Africa/Harare
Projects: 
Training
Emplacement: 
Cairo, Egypt

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.

French FOSS Localisation Training - Mali

06/12/2020
09/12/2020
Africa/Harare
Projects: 
Training
Emplacement: 
Bamako, Mali

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.

English FOSS Localisation Training - Ghana

30/11/2020
30/11/2020
Africa/Harare
Projects: 
Training
Emplacement: 
Accra, Ghana

ANLoc Training sub-project is holding three software localisation training events, each of them will be conducted in a different language: English, French and Arabic.

The English training is organized in partnership with Kasahorow in Ghana, and is being held in the Kofi Annan Center of Excellence in ICT, in Accra from the 30th of November to the 3rd of December.

Dwayne Bailey will be training 9 participants from 6 African countries: Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda and Uganda, and he will be assisted by Jojoo Imbeah from Kasahorow.

Call for Participation: Software localisation training

12/11/2020
Africa/Harare
Projects: 
Training
Emplacement: 
Africa
  • Deadline: 12 November 2020
  • Call for Participation: Software localisation training
  • Organisation: African Network for Localisation (ANLoc)
  • Project: Training
  • Email to: training@africanlocalisation.net

The African Network for Localisation (ANLoc) - Training sub-project is excited to announce a Call for Participation in one of its upcoming software localisation training events.

ANLoc Training sub-project is holding three software localisation training events, each of them will be conducted in a different language: English, French and Arabic.

Draft of the ANLoc FOSS localisation manual

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Localise software
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Training

Today is international translation day! As part of the African Network for Localisation (ANLoc), I have been writing a book on the localisation of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). One of the things we are trying to improve in Africa is the skills for doing software localisation, and of course, there is no better place to develop these skills than in Free and Open Source Software! The first version of the book is almost finished, and I would love to get more feedback.

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.

Wits Language School and Translate.org.za to host a course in localisation

10/07/2020 12:00
Africa/Harare
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Training
Emplacement: 
Wits Language School - Johannesburg - South Africa

Wits Language School and Translate.org.za are proud to host this cutting edge course in localisation.

Localisation involves translating websites, software, online documentation, etc., into the language of a specific target audience. It is also concerned with ensuring that a product’s content, style, graphics, and cultural conventions are appropriate to the country and language in which
it is to be used.

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
Emplacement: 
Hartbeespoort, South Africa

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

Working towards a localisation manual for Amharic

08/03/2020
12/03/2020
GB-Eire
Projects: 
Training
Emplacement: 
Limerick, Ireland

Solomon and Friedel are meeting in Limerick to work on a manual for Amharic localisers. The African Network for Localisation released a Northern Sotho Localisation Manual which has already been used in training. We hope that a manual for Amharic can be a great help for localisers and localisation trainers.

Please comment here to mention any topics you think are important.

Northern Sotho Localisation Manual

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Training

South Africa has 11 official languages of which Northern Sotho is one. It is spoken by nearly 5 million people, mainly in the South African provinces of Gauteng, Limpopo and Mpumalanga, and it is a home language to 9,4% of the population.
For more information, see the census of 2001:
http://www.statssa.gov.za/publications/CensusKey/CensusKey2001.pdf

Northern Sotho falls under the Bantu Language Family which belongs to the Niger-Congo group.