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Text as Gaeilge / Feachtas Gaelú na bhFón Póca

category national | sci-tech | press release author Monday March 13, 2006 13:18author by An Feirsteach - Na Gaeil Ógaauthor email nagaeiloga at gmail dot comauthor address 10 Sráid na Mainistreach Íochtarachauthor phone +353 85 739 5580 Report this post to the editors

Text "Gaeilge" to 53033 (ROI) or 88122 (N. of I)

Na Gaeil Óga want to use the goodwill towards the Irish-language in Ireland during Seachtain na Gaeilge, 4-17 March to develop a new predictive text service on mobile phones in Irish. They also want an option to have Irish as a user on all mobile phones in Ireland, i.e. Phonebook nó Eolaire Gutháin/fóin.

Sent by the National Youth Council of Ireland on Behalf of Na Gaeil Óga
Friday 10 March 2006

Texts As Gaeilge

The Predictive Text as Gaeilge Campaign or Feachtas Gaelú na bhFón Póca is the latest campaign by the Irish-language youth organisation Na Gaeil Óga. Na Gaeil Óga want to use the goodwill towards the Irish-language in Ireland during Seachtain na Gaeilge, 4-17 March to develop a new predictive text service on mobile phones in Irish. They also want an option to have Irish as a user on all mobile phones in Ireland, i.e. Phonebook nó Eolaire Gutháin/fóin.

The campaign, the first of its kind in Irish, will be a text campaign, where people will be asked to show their support by texting the word "GAEILGE" to the number 53033 in the south of Ireland and to the number 88122 in the north during Seachtain na Gaeilge, 4-17 March. Texts cost 50p/60c and all proceeds go to Irish-language youth organisations, to provide social events for young people through Irish.

The campaign is organised by Na Gaeil Óga in partnership with the Andersonstown NewsGroup (Lá, Daily Ireland, etc).
The campaign is also support by a wide range of organisations including, Comhdháil Náisiúnta na Gaeilge (Irish-language umbrella body), USI, the National Youth Council of Ireland, Conradh na Gaeilge, Gaelscoileanna Teo, Seachtain na Gaeilge Teo, Comhluadar, Raidió na Life, Ógras, Feachtas Óg-Ghluaiseacht na Gaeilge, Spleodar, Cumann na bhFiann, and Fios Feasa. The campaign's administration costs are funded by Foras na Gaeilge.

According to Seán Ó hAdhmaill, spokesperson for Na Gaeil Óga, "We think that Seachtain na Gaeilge gives us an ideal opportunity, to show the mobile phone service providers that there is a need for this service for Irish language speakers, learners and young people. Seachtain na Gaeilge and our predictive text campaign is also an ideal opportunity for mobile phone service providers to show the youth of Ireland, their most valued customers that they are thankful for their custom.

In terms of the Irish language a service such as predictive text in Irish would have an immensely positive effect on the image and more importantly on the usage of the Irish language, particularly amongst young people, by making one of the primary means of communication for young people, texting, easier in Irish.

It would also benefit the "new" Irish that come to Ireland, as it will give them and all learners an opportunity to interact, learn and practice the language in their own time, without the pressure of finding the correct word or phrase on the spot.

Na Gaeil Óga

Cúlra

Na Gaeil Óga is a politically independent Irish-language youth organisation that was established to give a voice to young people during the STÁDAS campaign. After that aim was achieved, Na Gaeil Óga are focused on various elements of raising and ensuring the status of the Irish-language, in the Irish education systems, in states agencies through the Official Languages Act, agus in lobbying for an Irish-language Act in the north. Na Gaeil Óga are also involved in organising various social events and concerts aimed at encouraging young people to speak Irish.

Gaelú na bhFón Póca

Is é Feachtas Gaelú na bhFón Póca an chéad thogra eile atá beartaithe ag Na Gaeil Óga. Ba mhian leis Na Gaeil Óga úsáid a bhaint as deá-thoil na gcuideachtaí fón póca agus shochaí na hÉireann don Ghaeilge i rith Sheachtain na Gaeilge chun seirbhís nua de théacs réamhaithriseach nó tuarthéacs a chur ar fáil d'úsáideoirí na bhfón póca in Éirinn, agus an Ghaeilge a bheith ar na teangacha gur féidir a roghnú le húsáid mar 'theanga' na bhfón póca i. Phonebook nó Eolaire Gutháin/fóin.

Is éard atá i gceist leis an bhfeachtas seo ná feachtas téacsála ionas gur féidir le daoine a dtacaíocht a léiriú chun an tseirbhís a fhorbairt, tríd an focal "GAEILGE" a chur chuig an uimhir 53033 i ndeisceart na hÉireann agus an uimhir 88122 sa Tuaisceart. Mairfidh an feachtas ar feadh coicís Sheachtain na Gaeilge, 4-17 Márta.

Rachfaidh cibé airgid a bhailítear chuig na príomh-óg-eagrais Ghaeilge, Na Gaeil Óga, Cumann na bhFiann, Spleodar, Ógras agus Feachtas.

Tá Grúpa Nuachta Bhaile Andarsan (Lá, Daily Ireland, srl) ag dul i bpáirtnéireacht leis Na Gaeil Óga don fheachtas.

Tá tacaíocht faighte ag an bhfeachtas ó Chomhdháil Náisiúnta na Gaeilge, USI, NYCI, Conradh na Gaeilge, Gaelscoileanna Teo, Seachtain na Gaeilge Teo, Comhluadar, Raidió na Life, Ógras, Feachtas Óg-Ghluaiseacht na Gaeilge, Spleodar, Cumann na bhFiann, agus Fios Feasa. Tá riarachán an fheachtais maoinithe ag Foras na Gaeilge.

Dar le Seán Ó hAdhmaill, urlabhraí Na Gaeil Óga,

"Síleann muid gur deis iontach é seo, Seachtain na Gaeilge, chun léiriú do na cuideachtaí fón póca go léir go bhfuil gá leis an tseirbhís seo a chur ar fáil do Ghaeilgeoirí agus d'fhoghlaimeoirí na teanga. Deis iontach atá ann chomh maith do na cuideachtaí fón póca anseo in Éirinn a léiriú d'óige na tíre, custaiméirí is fearr na gcomhlachtaí seo, go bhfuil siad buíoch as a ngnó.

"Ó thaobh shuíomh na Gaeilge de, cuirfidh seirbhís mar seo go mór le híomhá, agus níos tábhachtaí fós, le húsáid na Gaeilge i measc daoine óga, tríd cheann de phríomh-mhodhanna cumarsáide daoine óga i. téacsáil, a éascú trí Ghaeilge.

"Leis na hÉireannaigh nua atá ag teacht go hÉirinn tugfaidh sé deis dóibh agus do fhoghlaimeoirí cuir lena bhféinmhuinín ó thaobh fhoghlaim na Gaeilge de, nó ní bheidh an brú céanna orthu teacht ar an bhfocal nó ar an bhfrása cuí láithreach agus cuideoidh an Tuarthéacs ó thaobh litríocht na bhfocal de freisin."

Na Gaeil Óga

Cúlra

Is óg-eagraíocht neamhspleách go polaitiúil iad Na Gaeil Óga a bunaíodh chun guth aontaithe a thabhairt do dhaoine óga i rith an fheachtais STÁDAS. Tar éis an bua sin, do phobail na Gaeilge, tá Na Gaeil Óga dírithe ar ghnéithe éagsúla de stádas na Gaeilge a ardú agus a bhuanú, sna córais oideachais. Eagraíonn Na Gaeil Óga go leor imeachtaí shóisialta agus ceolchoirmeacha chun daoine óga a mhealladh leis an Ghaeilge.

CRÍOCH

10 Marta 2006

For further information please contact Félim Borland (0872688539) or Seán Ó hAdhmaill (0857395580) Na Gaeil Óga. Email: nagaeiloga@gmail.com

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author by Darrenpublication date Tue Mar 14, 2006 19:50author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Sheol mé an teachtaireacht.

author by hmmmmpublication date Tue Mar 14, 2006 20:01author address author phone Report this post to the editors

the software may be used for so many other dubious applications, and I am under the impression that extending predictive text to more and more languages is assisting the NSA / GCHQ &c.., get echelon back online. (Remember we broke it? - well I did. great fun I had doing it too. some links of interest on echelon
http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/regions/westcountry/2004....html http://www.indymedia.ie/newswire.php?story_id=7372
) in other related news comments, I'm still quite pleased that one of the obscure languages I can pun and by crytpic in, is still not fully mobile compatible - catalan C/f http://www.vilaweb.cat/www/noticia?p_idcmp=1744274 in which the polyglot may learn how Nokia PLC have blocked the inclusion of catalan accents on thier silicone chip design and thus influenced their competitors. Of course Eriksson in 2000 led the world by offering arabic script sms messaging options, and then dropped it for lack of demand and market, and well, the echelon crew would have loved that -wouldn't they?.

we don't need mobiles to save or use or language.
an teanga is fearr liom. beir bua! "is leabhartar teanga ar chúl an hEorpach
nár thuig aon fhear ach Aesop is tá sé siúd sa chré anois...."

author by Gaaelscoil an Eiscir Riada- Tulach Mhór. Doire Ó Cúinnpublication date Fri Mar 17, 2006 00:03author email vanessaquinn at oceanfree dot netauthor address author phone Report this post to the editors

Dia Dhiabh,

I Think that this is an absolute brilliant idea for if you are fluent in Gaeilge or just want to add the 'oul cúpla focail into your txt's. Irish is our native language and everyone has some bits of it, but most people are afraid of cocking up and embarresing themselves. TO ALL YOU GUY'S OUT THERE!!!!!!!

EVERYONE ONE MAKES MISTAKES IN IRISH!

Irish is made to be messed up.

But seriously, this initiative will make people more confident in using Gaeilge in their texts and more people will take the language seriously,seriously!

Good Look Lads,
May The Force Be With You

Doire Ó Cúinn

author by Me Again (see Above)publication date Fri Mar 17, 2006 00:07author address author phone Report this post to the editors

I Just think all the official European languages should be availible on Mobiles

author by Duinepublication date Fri Mar 17, 2006 16:23author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Go mbeidh rath ar an bhfeachtas agaibh!

author by Cúpla Focalpublication date Sat Mar 18, 2006 20:31author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Féar plé tú Na Gaeil Óga.

Níl agam ach cúpla focail but it cinnte help me get níos fearr at it.

An-mhaith ar fad!

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