The French Ministry of Culture has created an app so that users can find an approved French term, in an attempt to reduce the number of Anglicisms used in the French language. A common example is ‘email’, for which the French equivalent is courriel.
The app takes information from the France Terme website, which gives recommendations for the words that the government language experts have published in France’s Journal officiel.
No one is legally obliged to use the French words, but those working in the public sector are recommended to use them. The app for both professionals and the public is available from the Apple store and from franceterme.android.informer.com/fr/ (for Android devices). culture.fr/franceterme