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Re: bilingual websites

From: Karl Ove Hufthammer <huftis@bigfoot.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2001 01:55:19 -0500
To: www-international@w3.org
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2001-10-29 21:59:20, Barry Caplan <bcaplan@i18n.com>:

>> I think it's always nice to obey the language setting for
>> those who did set it. But I also agree with Car that this is
>> not set that often. 
> Does anyone have any real statistics from various types of
> sites indicating when this is set and when it isn't?

Most browsers default to the locale/regional settings for the list 
of languages used in 'Accept-Language'. This means for example 
that people in the US, with the US version of Windows and Internet 
Explorer, will have 'Accept-Language'. People in Norway, with 
Norwegian versions of these programs will have language set to 
Norwegian. Generally, 'Accept-Language' is very often set.

But you *should* always have links to different language versions 
of the Web pages.

Karl Ove Hufthammer
Received on Tuesday, 30 October 2001 01:55:20 UTC

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