Kick-off for the African Network for Localisation
Published: 4 Jul 2008The African Network for Localisation (Anloc) seeks to empower Africans to participate in the digital age by removing the last inch limitations caused by language, a process known as localisation whereby information and communication technology (ICT) is adapted to the language and culture where it is used.
In order to do so, technology needs to be enabled, the tools that make localisation more effective must be built, training that increases African localisation skills needs to be developed and provided, and the status of language policy as it relates to localisation and to the usage of ICTs in local languages needs to be influenced.
In July 2008, project partners from the ten different sub-projects, met in Pilansburg, South Africa, to start the three year long research project.
IT46 is participating in two sub-projects of Anloc, the Locale project and the Terminology project.