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Localizing languages

Collection:
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center (ACDC)
Contributor:
Osborn, Don (main author), Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
Format:
Journal article
Publication Date:
2007-12
URL:
http://ictupdate.cta.int/en/feature_articles/localizing_languages
Published:
International
Location:
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center, Funk Library, University of Illinois Box: 162
Subject Term:
Africa, communication barriers, development communication, indigenous knowledge, languages, local programs, Mali, rural development, traditional knowledge, information technology, software, local
Notes:
2 pages., Describes the linguistic complexities in Africa (e.g., more than 2,000 languages) and the Bisharat initiative in Mali to help focus attention on use of African languages in ICT projects, with emphasis on localization.