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…
|AFRICAN LANGUAGES LOCALIZATION WORKSHOP - Dakar (Senegal)||03 Mar 2014||Organizer|
|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|
|Presentation of Firefox in Fulah||04 Aug 2012||Organizer|
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