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Digital Object Identifier (DOI) : 10.14569/IJACSA.2015.061239
Article Published in International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications(IJACSA), Volume 6 Issue 12, 2015.
Abstract: In this paper, we tackle the problem of adapting Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in local languages of Cameroon. The objectives are to reduce the digital and language divides, and to pave the way for the usage of such technologies to local populations who don’t understand this technological language. We first discuss and highlight several concerns about the localisation of ICTs. Afterwords, we address some challenges and issues to computerize cultural and linguistic features, and indigenous knowledge (IK) for national languages and cultures in Cameroon. As case study, we describe our experience in localising an open source editor for the Yemba language, within the of Rural Electronic Schools in African Languages Project. Because Cameroonian languages are based on the same basic alphabet, this qualitative research is extensible to other languages.
Mathurin Soh, Jean Romain Kouesso and Laure Pauline Fotso, “Localisation of Information and Communication Technologies in Cameroonian Languages and Cultures:Experience and Issues” International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications(IJACSA), 6(12), 2015. http://dx.doi.org/10.14569/IJACSA.2015.061239