Akan localization principles

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Akan localization principles

  1. 1. How to translate software to Akan ___Sɛnea wo bɛkyerɛ sɔftwɛɛ ase akɔ Akan mu Jojoo Imbeah jojoo.imbeah@kasahorow.com
  2. 2. Ansaana yɛbɛhyɛ ase● Ntuul ● Kiibɔd ● Nsɛmfuaasekyerɛ © 2011 kasahorow Communication Group | How to translate software into Akan
  3. 3. Kiibɔd● Windows ● [ => ɛ ● ] => ɔ● Linux/Mac ● q => ɛ ● x => ɔ © 2011 kasahorow Communication Group | How to translate software into Akan
  4. 4. Nsɛmfuaasekyerɛ● Wegyete ● iGoogle: http://goo.gl/Bsehd© 2011 kasahorow Communication Group | How to translate software into Akan
  5. 5. Nsɛmfuaasekyerɛ (ntoaso) ● Wegyete ● source: http://goo.gl/fHbvs● Spellchecker (Borɔfo) ● OpenOffice: http://goo.gl/L8oi4 ● Firefox: http://goo.gl/Lsy0G © 2011 kasahorow Communication Group | How to translate software into Akan
  6. 6. Nsɛmfuaasekyerɛ (ntoaso)● Spellchecker (Borɔfo) ● Firefox: http://goo.gl/Lsy0G
  7. 7. Stael a yɛ de bɛkyerɛw● Orthography (Borɔfo) ● Krataa a wo kura mu a yɛfrɛ no Writing Akan● Grammar (Borɔfo) ● Kae nea wo esua wɔ skuul anaaso asɔre © 2011 kasahorow Communication Group | How to translate software into Akan
  8. 8. Tɛminɔlɔgyi (Terminology)● Nea ɛwɔ hɔ dadaw ● http://goo.gl/fbcyM● Tɛm a wo de di dwuma ● Nsɔhwɛ: Wo tumi san kyerɛ ase kɔ Borɔfo mu? ● Transliteration (Borɔfo) © 2011 kasahorow Communication Group | How to translate software into Akan
  9. 9. Gya no saa ara● Emel adrɛs● Wɛbsaet adrɛs● Constants (Borɔfo) bi te sɛ ● APPROXIMATE_NUMBER_OF_RESULTS● HTML ntag bi te sɛ &nbsp; anaaso<p>, etc.● Variables (Borɔfo) bi te sɛ %s● Bio ka ho. Wo nnte biribiara asea, bisa :) © 2011 kasahorow Communication Group | How to translate software into Akan
  10. 10. Mo ngye mo eni! Me da ase© 2011 kasahorow Communication Group | How to translate software into Akan

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