The young and enthusiastic team of volunteers led by Be Chantra organized a great event. Quite impressed with the spirit of Cambodian youth and zest for learning. Last month Mozilla helped organize the Open Cambodia event. My trip to Cambodia is to engage the Mozilla contributors and kickstart Mozilla Khmer Localization (L10n) team.
Mozilla Khmer Localization (L10n) Sprint
Open Institute has been developing KhmerOS to provide local language computing environment for Cambodia. However their decision to change the name of Mozilla Firefox and other Open Source software has fractured the contributor community. I hope the Mozilla Khmer Localization(L10n) sprint and my interactions with KhmerOS team would pave way to remedy this situation.
Vannak (@evannak) of KhmerOS project has been spearheading the Mozilla Khmer Localization(L10n) work. The sprint was delivered in English and Khmer by Vannak and me on the first day of the Barcamp Phnom Penh 4. After my presentation, Vannak did a practical demonstration of Khmer localization by translating Firefox strings using Narro web based translation tool. A lively discussion about the linguistic nuances of Khmer language followed.
The response to the sprint was very positive. Many people expressed their interest to join the Mozilla Khmer Localization (L10n) team. We hope to organize more such events to engage the contributors in Cambodia.
|Mozilla Khmer Localization Sprint|
|Vennak (Mozilla Khmer L10n Team)|
|Khmer Localization Using Narro|
|Barcampers Enjoy Khmer Food|
|Barcamps are great!|
|Khmer Translation Talk|
|Google App Engine talk by|
Guy Flysher (Google)
|Localization of 'Open Data' Cambodia|
by John Weeks
|KhmerOS's Norbert Klein makes a point|
|Khmer Unicode on Android by|
Stephen Gibberd (finder.com.kh)
|Mobile Learning with iPad by|
Adrian Tan (Square Crumbs)