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
|Worked on program duties: Reviewed swag, budget, requests||16 Feb 2015|
|Wrote an article||16 Feb 2015|
|Wrote an article||18 Jan 2015|
|Communicated with my mentee/mentor||27 Dec 2014|
|Completed post-event metrics||14 Dec 2014|
|Organized event "6th Workshop on African Language Technology (AfLaT)"||27 Nov 2014|
|Attended event "6th Workshop on African Language Technology (AfLaT)"||27 Nov 2014|
|Completed post-event metrics||20 Nov 2014|
|Attended event "FUEL GILT Conference 2014"||14 Nov 2014|
|Attended event "Mozilla Festival 2014"||24 Oct 2014|
|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|
|AFRICAN LANGUAGES LOCALIZATION WORKSHOP - Dakar (Senegal)||03 Mar 2014||Organizer|
|FOSDEM 2014||01 Feb 2014||Rep attendee|
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