Thursday, December 04, 2008

How to support your African language

When you make use of the Internet, you will expect that certain things are taken care off. When I have selected Dutch as a preference, today will be 04-12-2008 and many other things will change as a consequence. Someone has spend some two hours to enter such information and many more hours were spend to verify the correctness and enter it in a standard, the CLDR or the Commons Locale Data Repository.

This standard is incomplete particularly for languages in Africa. The Afrigen project is a project where people are asked to check the locale information for their language and if this data is not there or incomplete, to spend those two hours and fill in the data for your African language.

Have a look at the presentation and then help Africa become part of this Internet age.

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