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Thursday, December 3, 2015

The Internet Is Not Available In Most Languages

The Internet Isn't Available in Most Languages

Despite all the hype about how it has connected the world, the web is more insular than you might think.

Katharine Schwab | November 30, 2015

[...] Indigenous and under-resourced cultures face a number of obstacles when establishing their languages on the Internet. English, along with a few other languages like Spanish and French, dominates the web. People who speak these languages often take for granted access to social-media sites with agreed-upon vocabularies, built-in translation services, and basic grammar and spell-checkers. [...]

“Unless a language improves its visibility in the digital world, it is heading for extinction.”


<more at;; related links: (Top Languages of the Internet, Today and Tomorrow. June 10, 2015) and (The Internet Is Killing Most Languages. April 1, 2014)>

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