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…

Office Hours (Email, IRC, Facebook Messenger)

Wednesday: 12:00 - 17:00 UTC Friday 17:00 - 20:00 UTC Any time by email

Past Events
Event Date Role
6th Workshop on African Language Technology (AfLaT) 27 Nov 2014 Mozilla's presence organizer
FUEL GILT Conference 2014 14 Nov 2014 Rep attendee
Mozilla Festival 2014 24 Oct 2014 Rep attendee
Tech 4 Africa 08 Oct 2014 Rep attendee
Firefox OS launch event in France 30 Aug 2014 Rep attendee
Knowledge Networks for Development: MSAS CONFERENCES (Malian Society of Applied Sciences) 03 Aug 2014 Mozilla's presence organizer
Week-end Webmaker Paris 14 Jun 2014 Rep attendee
MozCamp Content Design Session 23 Apr 2014 Rep attendee
FOSDEM 2014 01 Feb 2014 Rep attendee