[Foundation-l] English language dominationism is striking again

geni geniice at gmail.com
Tue Jun 22 17:42:16 UTC 2010

On 22 June 2010 17:32, Anthony <wikimail at inbox.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 22, 2010 at 9:21 AM, Gerard Meijssen
> <gerard.meijssen at gmail.com>wrote:
>> When you think that Commons is bad in supporting other languages, try to
>> find pictures of a horse on the internet in other languages like Estonian,
>> Nepalese ... It is not the same at all as when you are looking for images
>> in
>> English.
> Don't most Internet users know enough English to be able to search for
> "pictures of a horse" in English?
> (According to Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_Internet_usage),
> yes...  "Most Internet users speak the English language as a native or
> secondary language.")

In practice pulling up the wikipedia article on "horse" in your
language will cover most cases. There is a fairly good argument to be
made that wikipedia is common's best search engine.


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