[vlc-devel] Request To Add Hausa Language

Robert Forsman bob.forsman at ericsson.com
Tue Mar 20 15:44:01 CET 2012

On Mon, 19 Mar 2012 12:53:07 -0400
"Khamis M. Mustafa" <muskham at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi, my name is Khamis M. Mustafa, I'm a
> software engineer and a blogger.
> I admire your work on VLC, that I
> want to be part of
> it. I
> decided to add a new important language to the existing languages
> supported by VLC, and that
> languge is: Hausa.
>  Hausa is the most widely used in west
> Africa, with the largest
> speakers in Nigeria, Niger, Ghana and Cameroun. Upon your approval,
> I'm ready to include Hausa in the bunch
> of language bundles of VLC
> code base, for your subsequent release.

I am not familiar with language translation, but I think this web
page might help you get started:


I don't know what LANG string you should use, or how you configure VLC
to use that language.  Hopefully someone else on the list has given you
better help by now.

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