[Localization] 9.1 proposal: Language learning on the XO.

Rafael Enrique Ortiz Guerrero dirakx at gmail.com
Tue Oct 28 22:53:13 EDT 2008

Hello Chris

On Tue, Oct 28, 2008 at 6:46 PM, Chris Ball <cjb at laptop.org> wrote:

> Hi,
>   * A method -- similar to Scott's recent GtkLabel overlay for allowing
>     strings inside Sugar and activities to be translated -- that does a
>     dictionary lookup of a word on the screen and overlays the
>     translation of that word into a local language.  This should be
>     activity-agnostic, if possible.  For bonus points, translate
>     phrases instead of just words.

Nice idea

>   * Perhaps some kind of Pronunciation Activity that gives you words
>     in the target language, speaks them to you, explains what they
>     mean in your local language, and asks you to speak them back,
>     perhaps grading your response?  (All but the last part is already
>     possible to do manually in the Words activity, but not in a
>     structured way.)

We can use HablarConSara
(http://sugarlabs.org/go/Image:HablarConSara-1.xo)  for this purpose, we can
tweak her database and teach her how to respond to pronunciation inquiries.

Another idea is using infoslice to translate little slices of wikipedia or
texts  and allowing the writer to edit the automated (google translated),
translation for giving meaning to the overall result. This would be like a
''translator'' activity.

(just thoughts)

Rafael Ortiz
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