ELL: Good news (Somali and Oromo)
mgunn at ucd.ie
Wed Sep 29 15:11:27 UTC 1999
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Date: Wed, 29 Sep 1999 16:11:27 +0100 (BST)
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From: Marion Gunn <mgunn at ucd.ie>
Subject: ELL: Good news (Somali and Oromo)
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I am passing on this good news from Daniel Yacob <dmulholl at cs.indiana.edu>.
With best wishes,
For those with an interest in East African orthography it seems
to have taken a leap forward with the release of a Somali spell
checker. The spell checker works on Somali transcription conventions
and not Somali script (which is dead to the best of my knowledge):
The Somalis have been both very active and very strict in their
use of Latin transcription on the Internet. For this ASCII
practice to have lead to a spell checker may be unprecedented.
Similarly, an Oromo thesaurus has recently become available
using Qubee transcription (which did not originate from internet
Localization fans take note!
Marion Gunn <mgunn at ucd.ie> *
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