Locales for Africa
Our aim is to create as many locales for OpenOffice.org as we can during the event.
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).
Participants & their proposed locales
- First prize - you speak the language and live in the country
- Second prize - you speak the language and know someone in the country
- Third prize - you know someone who speaks the language and lives in the country
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)
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.
|Arabic||Algeria, Chad, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Somalia, Sudan, Western Sahara||ar_DZ, ar_TD, ar_KM, ar_DJ, ar_ER, ar_LY, ar_MR, ar_MA, ar_SO, ar_SD, ar_EH|
|Fula||Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal||ff_BF, ff_CM, ff_GN, ff_ML, ff_MR, ff_NE, ff_NG, ff_SN|
|Hausa||Ghana, Niger, Nigeria||ha_GH, ha_NG, ha_NE|
|Jula||Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire||dyu_BF, dyu_CI|
|Kalanga||Botswana, Zimbabwe||kck_BW, kck_ZW|
|Kikongo, Kituba||Congo-Brazzaville, Congo-Kinshasa||kg_CG, kg_CD|
|Lingala||Congo-Brazzaville, Congo-Kinshasa||ln_CG, ln_CD|
|Mandinka||The Gambia, Senegal||man_GM, man_SN|
|Soninke||Mali, Mauritania||snk_ML, snk_MR|
|Swahili||Congo-Kinshasa, Kenya, Uganda||sw_CD, sw_KE, sw_UG|
|Tamazight||Algeria, Morocco||tmh_DZ, tmh_MA|
|Tsonga||Zimbabwe, Mozambique||ts_ZW, ts_MZ|
|Wolof||The Gambia, Mauritania, Senegal||wo_GM, wo_MR, wo_SN|
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.
|English||Botswana, Cameroon, Eritrea, The Gambia, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mauritius, Nigeria, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia||en_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|
|French||Algeria, 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, Tunisia||fr_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|
|Portuguese||Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, São Tomé and Príncipe, Mozambique||pt_AO, pt_CV, pt_GW, pt_ST, pt_MZ|
|Spanish||Equatorial Guinea, Westerm Sahara||es_GQ, es_EH|