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Re: [OLPCVietnam] Re: [Pharo-project] Dr. Geo in your native language
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- Subject: Re: [OLPCVietnam] Re: [Pharo-project] Dr. Geo in your native language
- From: Nancie Severs <[email protected]>
- Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2012 11:49:10 -0500
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Hi Serge and OLPC Vietnam friends,
Happy Holidays - Merry Christmas to those who celebrate, and Happy New Year to all! My very best! Nancie:)
1. I responded to the kind inquiry from Jane Hannam, copied on this email. Her first general inquiry to OLPC received on Sunday December 16 and had to find its way to me, as the person familiar with OLPC Vietnam volunteers. I replied with information that will hopefully be helpful.
OLPC receives many inquiries on a daily basis. I try to reply within a reasonable time. We are volunteers,
and I am in Florida over the holiday, visiting & taking care of my elder Mom, so her that regular helpers can be off with their own families. I am grateful for the opportunity to spend time with my Mom. But its a busy time! I will try to keep up on line, but I ask everyone to understand and be patient. Nothing happens in America "work wise" beween now and January 1 so even if I make referrals, folks may have to wait until January to get good answers.
2.. I am so pleased to see that Wikipedia is now available in Vietnamese! For the XOs, we have an Activity (App) of a selection of Wikipedia articles, in several languages including English, French, Spanish, Polish, etc. that can be downloaded to the XO and used by children in an offline mode without Internet. http://activities.sugarlabs.org/en-US/sugar/search?q=Wikipedia&cat=all
I posed the question: How can we make a downloadable Activity of selected Wikipedia Articles in the Vietnmaese language on an OLPC Support list. Gonzalo Odiard is the developer of those Activities and has offered to help. See the conversation thread copied below.
2) Talk to Gonzalo Odiard (cc'ed) about how he has created the single
language offline wiki files that he has posted to ASLO and try to
leverage the lang-vi Kiwix ZIM file in some way.
Offhand, if #1 works, it is probably the fastest and easiest.
However, there are many considerations that may come into play, such
as the size of the files involved, the performance when browsing, the
suitability of the editorial selection (e.g. are articles included
that might not be suitable for children), etc.
Gonzalo has encountered and explored these issues while developing his
off-line wiki activity bundles that combine the content and browser
into a single bundle. I really do not have any directly relevant
experience to offer, other than to suggest that you probably want to
have this conversation with Gonzalo, not me. :-)
cjl (Chris Leonard, language localization volunteer)
About this option, you can see more information here:
and I can help with any doubts you have.
If you think this option have a possible, I can help build the activity too,
as already did with the Polish, Quechua, French or Kinyarwanda versions.
If the amount of data available is small (it's possible keep all the data locally
in the xo) the process is trivial. If is needed do a selection of the data
I need help from anybody who talks the language.
Of course, this offer can be used with other languages :)
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Hoai-Tuong NGUYEN <[email protected]>
> To: [email protected]
> Date: Sat, 8 Dec 2012 09:56:38 +0100
> Subject: Fwd: Kiwix + Wikipédia en Vietnamien
> Vietnamese version of Wikipedia now available officially.
> Best regards,
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Emmanuel Engelhart <[email protected]>
> Date: 2012/12/7
> Subject: Kiwix + Wikipédia en Vietnamien
> To: Hoai-Tuong NGUYEN <[email protected]>
> Bonjour Tuong
> Voilà, c'est enfin près !
> Une version de démonstration en ligne:
> Pour télécharger le ZIM (3.2 Go):
> * http://download.kiwix.org/zim/wikipedia_vi_all.zim
> * http://download.kiwix.org/zim/wikipedia_vi_all.zim.torrent
> Pour télécharger la version toute packagée avec Kiwix, idéale pour
> copier n'importe où (3.8 Go):
> * http://download.kiwix.org/portable/wikipedia_vi_all.zip
> * (DOWNLOAD CONSEILLÉ)
> Voilà, tu peux tester et me dire ce que tu en penses.
On Wed, Dec 19, 2012 at 1:16 AM, <[email protected]>
I am a UK qualified teacher living and working in HCMC. I am looking for a way to get involved with the OLPC project here in the city. I work with a charitable foundation and would like to explore the possibility of introducing the laptops in the future. Could you put me in touch with a project representative, please? I would like the oportunity to meet with them and discuss ways I can get involved.
Any info would be very much appreciated.
On Wednesday, June 6, 2012 9:07:37 AM UTC+1, Serge Stinckwich wrote:
Some vietnamese translators are needed !
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From: Hilaire Fernandes <[email protected]>
Date: Wed, Jun 6, 2012 at 2:35 PM
Subject: [Pharo-project] Dr. Geo in your native language
To: [email protected]inria.fr
I am looking for people to translate Dr. Geo in national languages. Kids
need the interface in their native language to use it.
Already we have French, Spanish (need some review), German, Chinese,
Korean, Russan, Italian,...
But we miss many translation in European languages: Dutch, Danish,
Swedish, Portuguese, Gaelic,... . Greek will be great as DrGeo is
related to Euclidean geometry!
Japan is also missing!
Dr. Geo in Korean:
To participate it is easy, you just need a web browser pointed at
http://translate.drgeo.eu, created a login, then proceed. The work can
be done by small steps.
I plan to release 12.07 end of June.
Drop me a line if you are interested, or fell free to start.
UMI UMMISCO 209 (IRD/UPMC), Hanoi, Vietnam
Every DSL ends up being Smalltalk
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