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Stories about Languages

16 January 2019

Introducing DigiGlot, a newsletter about languages and tech

This is the first publication of DigiGlot,a biweekly collaborative newsletter examining how indigenous, minority, and endangered language communities are adopting and adapting technology for their own needs.

13 January 2019

Meet Yásnaya Elena Aguilar Gil, the host of @ActLenguas Twitter account for January 14-20, 2019

Learn more about Yásnaya Elena Aguilar Gil who manages the @ActLenguas Twitter account during January 14-20, 2019 in a new social media campaign focusing on linguistic diversity online.

20 November 2018

Why localizing tech matters

"My mother tongue, Shona [...] isn’t very high on the “food chain” when it comes time to chose which languages are made available online..."

5 October 2018

This wiki is helping to keep the Balinese language alive in Indonesia

Basa Bali–which means "Balinese language" in Balinese–has an online dictionary, a library of Balinese culture, word games, translation materials and videos.

13 September 2018

‘Bien Chabacano’ blog preserves and promotes Asia's only Spanish-based creole language

"Unless more aggressive preservation efforts will be implemented, the day will come when Chabacano will only be spoken inside the home."

1 August 2018

Localizer shares insights about the importance of translating open source software into Breton

"The Breton language is surviving because a lot of speakers worked hard to preserve it and, nowadays, it is important for us to translate software if we want our language...

12 April 2018

Taiwan Literature Award for Migrants Makes Space for Different Narratives

Since 2014, the Taiwan Literature Awards for Migrants has provided a platform for foreign-born people in Taiwan to share their stories.

6 March 2018

The Mother Language Meme Challenge 2018 Highlighted the Internet’s Amazing Linguistic Diversity

This selection of memes created during the Mother Language Meme Challenge 2018 highlights the diversity of languages found online.

2 March 2018

Creating Memes in the Guernésiais Language to Join the “Big Friendly Family of Tiny Languages”

Initiatives like #memeML have helped participants like the Guernsey Language Commission "realise that you’re not alone, but part of a big friendly family of tiny languages around the world."

26 February 2018

Spreading Traditional Wisdom Through Memes in the Hawai'i Language

As part of the 2018 #MemeML challenge, @aloha_aina published several memes infused with Hawaiian wisdom called ‘ōlelo no’aeau or “poetic sayings”.

19 February 2018

The Acadian French Language Finding New Frontiers Online Through Memes

Thanks to the work of Langue Acadienne project, the Acadian French language is being promoted during the Mother Language Meme Challenge.

6 February 2018

Promoting a More Linguistically Diverse Internet Through the Mother Language Meme Challenge 2018

The Second Mother Language Meme Challenge will take place February 14-21, 2018 with an open invitation to anyone to create a meme in a minority, indigenous, or endangered language.

15 December 2017

The Crowd-Sourced Faroe Islands Answer to Google Translate

What do you do when your national language doesn't show up in Google Translate? If you're the Faroe Islands, you just crowd-source your own solution.