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X-Posted from H-NET List for African History and Culture <H-AFRICA@H-NET.MSU.EDU> From: Peter Limb <plimb@MAIL.H-NET.MSU.EDU> -------------------- Noting the role of the University of Dar es Salaam in the recently announced translation of the OpenOffice software into Swahili (see http://www.o.ne.tz/) and some similar connections between universities and localization efforts elsewhere on the continent, I wanted to request information on other universities in Africa and elsewhere that are involved in one way or another with African language localization work. My interest is in getting a more comprehensive picture than I currently have of the ways that institutions of higher learning (through one or more departments, centers, individual faculty members, etc.) are working in this area. In fact there are several different possible types of action implied, ranging from translations, to programming, to script encoding, and I'm interested in all. Production of learning materials/content are also of interest but not for this particular question unless there is a particular technical components involved for a language that are seen to have broader applications for it. The object in focusing on universities at the moment relates to a larger effort to be able to more effectively bring diverse actors in African language localization into communication and by so doing to facilitate exchange of information and collaboration. Thanks in advance for any information. Wannan wasik'ar i-mel ce daga H-Hausa, inda za'a cigaba da hira game da harshe da al'adu da tarihi da sauran lamura na Hausawa da mak'wabtansu.