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mozillaZine: Fabula: Bilingual Storybook Creator/Reader Based on Mozilla

“Mozilla isn’t a platform? Mozilla shouldn’t be a platform?
Just check out Fabula, the bilingual storybook creator/reader built
on a Mozilla foundation.
Using Mozilla, the Fabula team is
creating an easy to use story creation tool that creates an
XML-formatted story file which can be played in the Fabula reader
(also built on the Mozilla platform). The stories can use pictures,
text, and sounds to convey stories to students. Each page has text
in two languages, and in the sample story provided, each page also
has audio files that accompany the bilingual text. It is still in a
very prototype stage, but it’s impressive. What’s even more
impressive is that Fabula has already been used by a group of 8-10
year old students in the Basque country in Southwest France to
create a bilingual story called “The Cat that Barked”.”

“Mozilla is an ideal platform for this kind of work. With
Unicode support throughout the app, not only can the program
display text accurately, but the entire app can be localized to
meet the needs of its users. Mozilla’s solid XML, HTML, and CSS
support, along with XUL, opens up a new world for application
developers.”

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