- From: Danilo Segan <dsegan gmx net>
- To: Jeff Waugh <jdub perkypants org>
- Cc: John Fleck <jfleck inkstain net>,Noah Levitt <nlevitt columbia edu>,GNOME Release Team <release-team gnome org>,GNOME I18N List <gnome-i18n gnome org>,Christian Rose <menthos gnome org>
- Subject: Re: Suggestion
- Date: Sat, 6 Sep 2003 17:23:47 +0200
субота, 06. септембар 2003. 16:54:14 CEST — Jeff Waugh написа:
> English. It may have spelling errors throughout, but it's
> recognisable. :-)
Okay, I commited those change along with the "number of speakers" list.
It was made according to discussions on this list, but where there was
no agreement (like "Chinese"), I've followed the Ethnologue, and put in
a word "over". Also, since Ethnologue is not certain over number of
Azerbaijani users, I couldn't possibly be either, so I've put
population of Azerbaijan as the estimate.
I'll remind everyone that these are *not* accurate figures, but rather,
serve to get the basic idea of to how many people certain language
reaches (in that sense, it's not even a big mistake to consider a 350
million as a "hundreds of millions", as compared to eg. "50 million",
or "5 million"), as well as to serve the purpose of determining size of
potential Gnome market (latest news: "Gnome 2.4 is a desktop and
developer environment targeting more than 2.5 billion users
Of course, any corrections are welcome (releng/2.x/2.4rnotes/rni18n.
xml), but no need to flame over the correct numbers (it's so much
better when you've got not very well known language, like Serbian, so
no one can correct you ;-).
Btw, John, since I don't want to put in some bad English, could you
check the rni18n.xml, and add something along the lines of
"Estimated number of speakers is indicated in parentheses"
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