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The Globe and Mail: Africans get tools to cross the digital divide

The Globe and Mail

An interesting article. Just last friday a friend of mine was seriously offended when told “French is useless” based on the assumption that English is the language of all international and business communication. This week for class I also had to do an OpenOffice exercise, and was taken to a user survey. I noticed particularly the question that asked me if there were any languages I wanted OpenOffice translated into; I really like that they included that question.

English may be the Lingua Franca, but it certainly does not diminish the need for services and applications in non-English languages.


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