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Re: faq suggestions

From: Tex Texin <tex@i18nguy.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2003 17:42:26 -0400
Message-ID: <3F6A26C2.C51BB18F@i18nguy.com>
To: Bernd Eggen <eggen@crawley.sl.slb.com>
Cc: Francois Yergeau <FYergeau@alis.com>, www-international@w3.org

sorry, Francois' mail arrived before yours so I hadn't seen the original
question, just his reply.
tex


Bernd Eggen wrote:
> 
> Hello Tex Texin, Francois Yergeau,
> 
> Many thanks for your prompt replies - the http://www.glreach.com/globstats/
>  is actually identical with the URL I quoted in my email ( URL
> http://global-reach.biz/globstats/).  The other two studies are very
> interesting if somewhat limited (ie old or only focussing on European
> languages).  The biggest on-line populations after English are now based in
> Asia etc.
> 
> If you have any other leads I'd be most grateful.  I've also run this
> question past the people at Google, but no reply so far (:-)
> 
> I tried specific searches in Google, but I am not sure how relevant the
> results are (# of pages):
> AR   142,000
> EN 9,200,000
> ES 2,010,000
> FR 2,540,000
> PT 1,090,000
> RU 1,800,000
> ZH 1,480,000
> 
> if I allow any language, return is 364,000,000 to 469,000,000 pages - so the
> EN figure is much too low - maybe the way languages are detected is
> incomplete ...
> 
> (I used the languages we are mainly interested in, but Google can do more)
> 
> Best wishes, Bernd
> 
> At 21:07 18/09/2003, Tex Texin wrote:
> 
> > Not exactly, the same, but look at:
> >
> > http://www.glreach.com/globstats/
> >
> >
> > Francois Yergeau wrote:
> > >
> > > Bernd Eggen wrote:
> > > > Are there studies / data on what proportion of (all)
> > > > web-documents are
> > > > available in each language & evolution since the internet
> > > > began & future projections ?
> > >
> > > Some of what you want can be found at:
> > > http://funredes.org/LC/ (1996-2001)
> > > http://babel.alis.com/palmares.html (1997)
> > >
> > > --
> > > François Yergeau
> >
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