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Innovation: A Spell Checker for Bambara Language

Written by Rakotomalala On 22 December 2013 @ 17:39 pm | 7 Comments

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screen capture of Bambara spell checker via Fasokan [1]

screen capture of Bambara spell checker via Fasokan

Fasokan in Mali reports on the creation of an app [2] to help spell check texts in Bambara [1] [fr] :

Il est disponible sur les traitements de texte et outils bureautiques libres et gratuit : Open Office, Libre Office, Néo Office, et sur les ordinateurs Windows, Mac, et Linux. Qu’est-ce qui a rendu ceci possible ? D’abord l’énorme travail fait par les linguistes qui ont publié des dictionnaires et des grammaires ces dernières années : ces dictionnaires sont maintenant disponibles sur ordinateur [..] Ces linguistes ont rencontré des informaticiens, tous ces gens là ont eu des rêves..

The spell checker is available on open source word processors and office software such as: Open Office, Libre Office, Neo Office, and on Windows, Mac, and Linux computers. What made ​​this possible? First, there was the enormous amount of work done by linguists who published dictionaries and grammar books that are now available online [..] These linguists came together with IT engineers with a dream of building a Bambara spell checker..


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[1] Image: http://fasokan.com/2013/12/21/un-verificateur-orthographique-pour-la-langue-bambara/

[2] app: http://extensions.libreoffice.org/extension-center/bambara-bamanakan-spell-checker

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