Several ANLoc partners are meeting in South Africa to report on the year's activities and discuss the way forward.
Friedel Wolff, the lead of the ANLoc tools project, represented ANLoc at the CNGL (Centre for Next Generation Localisation) in Ireland. You can view his presentations on ANLoc and the tools project.
Dwayne and Friedel will be presenting speed papers and doing a presentation and poster sessions at the HLT day for the National Human Language Technologies Network.
The subproject for localisation tools released made new software releases on 4 August 2009. These releases contain many new features and improvements.
Virtaal is a translation program with features to help translators increase translation quality and have fun. The Translate Toolkit contains many useful tools for translation, management, and quality control. It is the technology platform for Pootle, Virtaal, and other software.
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The annual conference for the African Association for Lexicography (Afrilex) and the African Language Association of Southern Africa (Alasa) is taking place at the University of the Western Cape (South Africa) from 6-10 July 2009.
Friedel will give a presentation about developing terminology with the goal of integrating with tools for computer aided translation, and will also give a software demo of some of the software developed as part of the ANLoc tools project.
Program booklet including the abstracts: http://www.afrilex.africanlanguages.com/conf2009progr.pdf
Aspiration is hosting Open Translation Tools 2009 (OTT09), in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, from 22-24 June, 2009. The event will be followed by an Open Translation “Book Sprint” which will produce a volume on tools and best practices in the field of Open Translation. Both events are being co-organized in partnership with FLOSSManuals.net and Translate.org.za, and generously supported by the [www.soros.org/ Open Society Institute].
This is the slides I used in my presentation in Sokhna about the tools project. The video I showed, is available at this URL: http://l10n.mozilla.org/pootle/screencasts/virtaal-0.3.ogv
Virtaal, a computer aided localisation tool which is being developed by Translate.org.za within the Localisation Tools component, is now available in Nepali. The Nepali translations was completed by a partner from the Panl10n network. Panl10n is ANLoc's sister localisation network, located in Asia and focused on the localisation of technology into Asian languages. The Virtaal team made a request for the Asian partners to help localise Virtaal.