Re: Fulah spell checker

From: Kathiravelu Pradeeban <>
Date: Mon May 02 2011 - 11:18:38 CEST

Hi Ibrahima,
Apologies for those words. I guess Urmas may not have known the
statistics clear, so I guess his comment regarding the language must
be an unintentional mistake. I personally know the strong user base of
Fulah language and the contributions of the FOSS community of Fulah
Localization team. I appreciate the team work you have been showing in
localizing many of the FOSS products to Fulah language. I am eager to
see a successful Fulah language spell checker available for AbiWord

Pls keep contributing to AbiWord as always. We are glad to provide any
assistance you may need in getting this effort successful as soon as

Thank you.
Much Regards,

On Mon, May 2, 2011 at 2:32 PM, Ibraahiima SAAR
<> wrote:
> Hi Urmas,
> I am not sure if you realize how insulting your remarks can be to all
> the 45 to 60 million native speakers of Fulah around 20 countries not
> counting those in the diaspora!
> What do you mean "Fulah is not even a language"? Either it is utter
> ignorance, in which case you should do a little research before , or
> deliberate contempt towards people you know little about!
> Anyway let me tell you that Fulah is a macrolanguage with a single
> alphabet since 1966 and I don't see what dialects have to do with
> spelling as those dialects are only regiaonal spoken variations of
> Fulah: the writing is the same all over the world. So your remarks are
> irrelevant and insulting and you should apologize for being so
> disrespectful.
> Regards
> Ibrahima
> 2011/5/2 Urmas <>
>> From: "Ibraahiima SAAR" <>
>> Sent: Sunday, May 01, 2011 10:24 PM
>> To: <>
>> Subject: Fulah spell checker
>> > I would like some help on how to build a spell checker for Abiword in Fulah.
>> >
>> Technically, you can use Aspell or Hunspell dictionary (from OpenOffice, for example).
>> Are you sure the spellchecker is a good idea at all, providing Fula isn't even a language, but a bunch of separate dialects?

Kathiravelu Pradeeban.
Software Engineer.
WSO2 Inc.
Blog: [Llovizna]
Received on Mon May 2 11:19:09 2011

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