Somali Spell Checker Released

From: Daniel Yacob (
Date: Wed Sep 29 1999 - 10:09:44 EDT

Greetings All,

  For those with an interest in East African orthography it seems
to have taken a leap forward with the release of a Somali spell
checker. The spell checker works on Somali transcription conventions
and not Somali script (which is dead to the best of my knowledge):

  The Somalis have been both very active and very strict in their
use of Latin transcription on the Internet. For this ASCII
practice to have lead to a spell checker may be unprecedented.

  Similarly, an Oromo thesaurus has recently become available
using Qubee transcription (which did not originate from internet

  Localization fans take note!


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