[Foundation-l] 1.3 billion of humans don't have Wikipedia in their native language

Andre Engels andreengels at gmail.com
Sun May 22 23:03:29 UTC 2011

On Sun, May 22, 2011 at 11:18 PM, Milos Rancic <millosh at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 05/22/2011 06:41 PM, Thomas Morton wrote:
>> An interesting "aside" on this would be...
>> What is the quality of the foreign-language Wiki's that currently exist. For
>> example; the articles in my specific technical topic area have a few foreign
>> language equivalents. Most are two or three lines.
>> It would be interesting to see this question expanded to "what number of
>> languages with more than 1M readers do not have a Wikipedia with a
>> reasonable depth of coverage".
> I haven't understood you. Articles in English Wikipedia are very good
> and English is a foreign language.

That answers the question for one language (although using an
unfounded sweeping generalisation - I am pretty sure that not _all_
articles in the English Wikipedia are 'very good'), leaves 280
languages (or 279 if you consider one of them not a foreign language)
to answer the question for.

André Engels, andreengels at gmail.com

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