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Published: 10 Oct 2008

As part of the African Network for Localization ANLOC, IT46 has developed an online tool that will help the creation of 100 African locales.

The locale is a fundamental building block of any localization project. Locales are used by computer software to know about the letters of a language, the calendar, presentation of numbers and dates, etc.

The tool is a completely new re-write of Localegen, that in 2006 was used to submit more than 20 languages to Unicode for standardization.

The project aims to complete the 100 locales by early 2009 thanks to the help of regional coordinators and volunteers in Africa.

More information about this initiative is available in the development website:

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Posted by: Louise Berthilson