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[libreoffice-l10n] Request For Papiamento


Dear folks,

Chris Leonard asked me to ask you leadership of the Papiamento team as no one is listed on the wiki.

Short background:

Papiamento is a language spoken by the inhabitants of Aruba, Curaçao and Bonaire.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papiamento

It's ISO code is pap

There are two different spellings, one for Aruba and one for the rest.
pap_AW for Aruba,
pap_CW for Curaçao
and I propose
pap_BQ for Bonaire since it has slight, but only very slight differences from pap_CW

I did several projects regarding the language:
- releasing the first Content Management System with a manual and interface in Papiamento (in 2003) http://www.qwikzite.com/index.php?topic=papiamentu
- first open source spell checker (in 2011) (http://opencuracao.com/2011/09/software-freedom-day-17-sept-2011/)
- development of locale (since 2012) http://www.it46.se/afrigen/export/ooo/pap_CW.xml (might be not the latest version!)
- coordination of translation of Sugar (OLPC) as part of a UNESCO funded project (2013) (http://translate.sugarlabs.org/pap/)
- improving spell checker and locale as part of a UNESCO funded project (2015) (URL will follow some day).

Over time, a small team has formed, consisting of Dr Marta Dijkhoff (linguist), Mr. Manuel Ortega, Mr. Rendel Rosalia and me.

For now, it would be great to receive leadership of the Papiamento team in Libre Office, I would hope to delegate that role later, and also would work to get a team from Aruba on board.

With regards, and open for suggestions or questions,

Ace Suares





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