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Locales for Africa

Our aim is to create as many locales for OpenOffice.org as we can during the event.

Complete locales

Many thanks to Eike Rath of Sun who checked and helped fix problems in the locales and of course to the participants who managed to complete the locale and give feedback to Eike. Below is a list of new locales that have been integrated into OpenOffice.org as a result of the blitz (as at 2007-07-04).

LocaleOpenOffice.org bug
Sango (CAR)#76345
English (Ghana)#76346

Participants & their proposed locales

  1. First prize - you speak the language and live in the country
  2. Second prize - you speak the language and know someone in the country
  3. Third prize - you know someone who speaks the language and lives in the country
ParticipantClaimed Locale
Abdel-Karim MardiniArabic (Morocco) ar_MA
Adama Samassekou
Adel El Zaim
Amar Gurung
Ben Akoh
Dawit Bekele
Denis Moyogo JacqueryeLingala (Congo-Kinshasa, Congo-Brazzaville)
Donald Z. Osborn(worked some on Fulfulde of Mali ff_ML)
Dwayne BaileyTsonga (Mozambique), Tswana (Botswana)
Hadja Sanon
Kim Wallmach
Lahbib ZenkouarAmazighe (Morocco) Tfng, Ber (mzr_MA or mz_MA)
Leonilde Van Munster
Liesl Hibbert
M. Lamine Sanogo
Manal Amine
Marcel Diki-KidiriSango (CAR)
Marek Tuszynski
Martin BenjaminLuganda, Kinyarwanda, and Vai (by proxy)
Mouna AbakarimArabic (Morocco) ar_MA
Paa Kwesi ImbeahIgbo, Yoruba (Nigeria) by proxy, English (Ghana)
Philipp Schmidt
Reinhard Schaeler
Solomon Atnafu
Sonja BoschZulu (Swaziland), Swazi (Swaziland)
Soufiane Ladham
Tunde Adegbola
Wire James Lunghabo

Current African Locales in OpenOffice.org

These are here so that you know what locales you don't need to think of doing. Sorry for you someone got here first. NB: Hausa and Ewe have been submitted to OOo by Chris Manu (kasahorow) for inclusion in the next release. (pki). I can't find any bug reports and don't seem to see it in 2.2, can you give me pointers? (db)

AfrikaansNamibia, South Africaaf_NA, af_ZA
ArabicEgypt, Tunisiaar_EG, ar_TN
EnglishNamibia, South Africa, Zimbabween_NA, en_ZA, en_ZW
Ndebele, SouthSouth Africanr_ZA
Northern SothoSouthAfricanso_ZA
Rwandan (Kinyarawanda)Rwandarw_RW
Southern SothoSouth Africast_ZA
SwatiSouth Africass_ZA
TsongaSouth Africats_ZA
TswanaSouth Africatn_ZA
VendaSouth Africave_ZA
XhosaSouth Africaxh_ZA
ZuluSouth Africazu_ZA

Some suggested locales (based on official/national language status)

This is quite an extensive list of potential locales. They include many official and national languages and African LWCs (languages of wider communication). This is your starting point to pick a locale. If one is missing it doesn't mean we don't want to do it. If you speak a language that is not on this list you are more than welcome to create a locale.

ArabicAlgeria, Chad, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Somalia, Sudan, Western Saharaar_DZ, ar_TD, ar_KM, ar_DJ, ar_ER, ar_LY, ar_MR, ar_MA, ar_SO, ar_SD, ar_EH
FulaBurkina Faso, Cameroon, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegalff_BF, ff_CM, ff_GN, ff_ML, ff_MR, ff_NE, ff_NG, ff_SN
HausaGhana, Niger, Nigeriaha_GH, ha_NG, ha_NE
JulaBurkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoiredyu_BF, dyu_CI
KalangaBotswana, Zimbabwekck_BW, kck_ZW
Kikongo, KitubaCongo-Brazzaville, Congo-Kinshasakg_CG, kg_CD
Kituba(see Kikongo)
LingalaCongo-Brazzaville, Congo-Kinshasaln_CG, ln_CD
MandinkaThe Gambia, Senegalman_GM, man_SN
MoreBurkina Fasomos_BF
Pulaar(see Fula)
SoninkeMali, Mauritaniasnk_ML, snk_MR
SwahiliCongo-Kinshasa, Kenya, Ugandasw_CD, sw_KE, sw_UG
Seychellois CreoleSeychellescrs_SC
TamazightAlgeria, Moroccotmh_DZ, tmh_MA
TsongaZimbabwe, Mozambiquets_ZW, ts_MZ
WolofThe Gambia, Mauritania, Senegalwo_GM, wo_MR, wo_SN

Other languages

These include the languages inherited from colonization that are also, except for Italian, official languages in one or more countries of the continent and serve also as LWCs (language of wider communication) or "international languages" or "ELWCs" (European/Europhone LWCs). Some might even be contentious e.g. Spanish for Western Sahara.

EnglishBotswana, Cameroon, Eritrea, The Gambia, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mauritius, Nigeria, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambiaen_BW, en_CM, en_ER, en_GM, en_KE, en_LS, en_LR, en_MW, en_MU, en_NG, en_RW, en_SC, en_SL, en_SD, en_SZ, en_TZ, en_UG, en_ZM
FrenchAlgeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo-Brazzaville, Congo-Kinshasa, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Guinea, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Togo, Tunisiafr_DZ, fr_BJ, fr_BF, fr_BI, fr_CM, fr_CF, fr_TD, fr_KM, fr_CG, fr,CD, fr_CI, fr_DJ, fr_GQ, fr_GA, fr_GN, fr_MG, fr_ML, fr_MR, fr_MU, fr_MA, fr_NE, fr_RW, fr_SN, fr_SC, fr_TG, fr_TN
PortugueseAngola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, São Tomé and Príncipe, Mozambiquept_AO, pt_CV, pt_GW, pt_ST, pt_MZ
SpanishEquatorial Guinea, Westerm Saharaes_GQ, es_EH
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