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Ghanaian language integration on Android smartphones

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dc.contributor.author Fletcher, Nathan Adlam
dc.date.accessioned 2017-06-30T10:44:54Z
dc.date.available 2017-06-30T10:44:54Z
dc.date.issued 2014-07
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11988/238
dc.description Applied project submitted to the Department of Computer Science, Ashesi University College, in partial fulfillment of Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, July 2014 en_US
dc.description.abstract The main aim of this project is to integrate local languages spoken and written in Ghana into the input method services of smartphones. The high penetration of mobile devices in and across Africa continues to be an interesting phenomenon and this does not exclude smartphones. Since the introduction of smartphones, their production and customization has been skewed towards users and consumers in the West. Therefore the localization of the features of smartphones for the African environment has been very slowed if not stopped. The major result of this is that text based mobile messaging is limited to characters of only the dominant languages of the world such as English, French, Spanish and Portuguese. This leaves consumers especially in Ghana to resort to replacing the special characters of their local language with either numbers of symbols or totally ignore their use. This might conflict with the correct use of the local language in context. The goal of this project is to right this by implementing an input method service also known as a soft keyboard (SoftKeyboard) for the android smartphone platform which would represent the special characters in local languages spoken in Ghana. The end result should be a user-friendly and intuitive and interactive keyboard that satisfies Akan, which is a major spoken language across Ghana and other select languages in the country. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Ashesi University College en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject mobile technology en_US
dc.subject input keyboard en_US
dc.subject android phone en_US
dc.subject local languages en_US
dc.subject Ghana en_US
dc.subject Akan
dc.title Ghanaian language integration on Android smartphones en_US
dc.type Applied project en_US


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