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What the project aims to do:
An online tool for publishing dictionaries and other forms of content through public participation and verification.
Kasahorow is an existing online dictionary co-developed by Paa Kwesi Imbeah which covers currently three languages, namely: Ewe, Akan, Hausa

Languages:
Practically any African language
Arabic (and other RTL languages)
Zulu
Xhosa
Akan
Yoruba
Wolof
Hausa
Swahili
Afikaans
Amharic

Region:
Africa!

Who will benefit:

  • Lexicographers
  • End-users
  • Technology companies
  • Software developers working on L10n

How:
By having an easy tool to use as a reference and by also contributing to it.

Achievable?:
Yes. Existing work can be built upon

Risks:
Not having enough users and contributors to make it a reliable and mature system

Assumptions:

  • Existing work will be re-used
  • Making it open source will utilize the open source dynamics of evolution
  • Usability is going to be well thought-out to facilitate contributions

Timeframe:
One year for phase 1 which should focus on developing the tool further and doing two pilot languages

Needs:
Relying on volunteers at this early stage will mean slow developments. Thus, resources have to be hired to work on this. These resources include but are not limited to:

  • Software developers
  • Testers
  • Linguists
  • Translators

Organizations to be involved are still to be determined.


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