Ibrahima SARR

Ibraahiima SAAR


I studied Applied Lignuistics, Language Teaching Methodology, Translation and CALL (Computer Assisted Language Learning) at Moray House College in Edinburgh, Scotland.

My team and I have been involved in Fula translation and localization as well as promoting the language on the Internet (www.pulaagu.com). In 2009, I lead the Fula teams on the 100 locales program and successfully completed the work for locales for Fula_sn, Fula_mr and Fula_gn. I also created most Fualh terminology for ICT especially Firefox terminology. Fulah is not a well resourced language and almost everything had to be created from scratch. But we have implemented a method of creating terminology that respects consistency and coherence.

I started translating Joomla and other OpenSource CMS's. Then I discovered Tuxpaint and started translation with PoEdit. In 2009 I completed the Fula part of the "locales for 100 African languages" project. I was also involved in translation of Pootle's basic terminology and Pootle server into Fulah. Our biggest achievement yet is the localization ofFirefox in Fulah which is released this summer (2012).

I have worked extensively on font creation, keyboard layouts creation and I am planning to build a physical "pan-Senegalese/Mauritanian" keyboard usable to type Fulah, Wolof, Soninke, Sereer. I speak, read and write English, French, Fulah (Pulaar-Fulfulde) Mauritanian Arabic and Wolof. I read and write Spanish, some Italian and Arabic. I like web and graphics design and when I have time, I write news articles for my website in Fulah (www.pulaagu.com), the first website ever in Fulah language and the most visited. I use the Internet daily as administrator of two websites and a community blog and my personal blog, all of these dedicated to Fulah language and culture.

I am also a veteran Flight Simulator enthusiast and have been flying hardcore for many years. Just love aeronautics, flying, planes, airports…

Past Events
Event Date Role
MozCamp Content Design Session 23 Apr 2014 Rep attendee
FOSDEM 2014 01 Feb 2014 Rep attendee
Firefox OS App days and webmaker party 09 Nov 2013 Rep attendee
Mozilla Summit 2013 04 Oct 2013 Rep attendee
Night Science 12 Jul 2013 Rep attendee
Webmaker Party in Gruchet-Le-Valasse 29 Jun 2013 Organizer
French-speaking community meetup 21 Jun 2013 Rep attendee
Webmaker Training Days 01 Mar 2013 Rep attendee
MozCamp Europe 2012 08 Sep 2012 Rep attendee