SPELLCHECKERS IN 2 SENEGAMBIAN LANGUAGES DONE!
In Vox Humanitatis we started to gather people in different language groups a couple of years ago. Now I am so happy to inform all of you that the first versions of the spellcheckers for Senegambian languages Diola Fogny (dyo) and Diola Kasa (csk) are done! Fogny spellchecker has almost 20 000 entries and Kasa has more than 15 000 entries. Spellcheckers are working in Firefox now.
The road to get these spellcheckers has been really hard but also great fun. It needed great devotion from the Vox Humanitatis Diola Fogny team and Diola Kasa team. Also the practical coding part was essential. It was done by Kevin Scannell from University of Saint Louis, USA.
We are very happy to inform you all of this great step ahead in the life of these two languages. This day when we publish these spellcheckers is UNESCO's International Mother Language Day and we wish you all happy moments with your mother languages!
Thank you Fogny and Kasa teams: Ismaila Sané, Awa Badji, Andre Diatta, Lamine Sire Sané and Outi Sané.
And I wish to say thank you for my friends Bina Meusl and Bèrto d'Sera for their caring and energy in this long way we had from the starting point until now! And to my husband Ismaila Sané I wish to say - Thank you Mouta for teaching me and your children your native tongue and being who you are! Being honest, modest and still proud of the roots is the best heritage a man can give to children.
On behalf of the teams – enjoy the spellchecking and please let us know if you see some corrections! :) We would appriciate that! As we all can see - team work really matters! A LOT!
In Lempäälä, Finland 21st February 2012
Diola Fogny spellchecker for Firefox: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/diola-fogny-spell-checker/
Diola Kasa spellchecker for Firefox: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/diola-kasa-spell-checker/
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