Finding an optimised keyboard layout for Malagasy (ongoing)

The current keyboard layout in use by most Malagasy language speakers puts whoever who wants to write in Malagasy at a huge disadvantage. It is impossible to write quickly in their language without stressing out their hand muscles. A typical malagasy sentence is quite often longer than a French one due to word length. Depending…

Five ways to enrich Wiktionary

Since 2010, I’ve been contributing to the Malagasy Wiktionary. It has become a habit now: every month, every week, every day, and almost every morning and evening, I turn on the web browser to check what’s going on on Wiktionary, and what I can do to add further content. Some days, I get so interested…

Google translate now available in Malagasy

Good news, if it can be said, for my fellow Malagasy citizens: Since 6th of December 2014, Google Translate has been allowing them to see almost any web page in their mother tongue in addition to 89 others. Many people, myself included, have been waiting for this moment that would have come sooner or later.…

Switching to Linux: good or bad choice?

Last updated on July 13, 2014 Do you want to switch to Linux? Before doing so, I invite you to reconsider all implied consequences of a switching to another operating system.   Linux? What is that? But in the first place, what is Linux? It is the kernel of the GNU/Linux operating system. To be…

African language Wikimedia projects summary

A few months ago I wrote an article which summarises my history on the Malagasy Wiktionary, and more generally my history on Malagasy language Wikimedia projects. I am back here to write a short summary recapitulating the current progression of African language WMF projects. In this article you’ll learn about the current stage of African…

My story on the Malagasy Wiktionary

It’s been a while since the last article I wrote on this blog. This article is about the mass adding content on the Malagasy Wiktionary. The object of this post is to provide some explanations on why and how the Malagasy Wiktionary has become so big. But first, allow me to introduce myself. My nickame…

The End of a World : 21 December 2012

Well, it is a quite current subject, as I can find many things about it just through making a search on Google. So after having been captivated by this date for a few days, I will give you a probable version of it. Because I think something will really happen on December 21, or not.…