[sword-devel] Web Interface
Hugo van der Kooij
Tue, 25 Feb 2003 09:19:36 +0100 (CET)
On Tue, 25 Feb 2003, Chris Little wrote:
> On Tue, 25 Feb 2003 YTang0648@aol.com wrote:
> > (21) Chinese. There are 56.6 M people online in mainland China, according to
> > a report released by the ...
> > I believe the 2.26M people in Singapore online, 5.7 M Malaysians online, and
> > 1.9 M Americans whoc access the Internet in Chinese are all bi-lingual or
> > tri-lingual users.
> More or less correct, but it's not exactly clear whether they're counting,
> for example, the 1/3 of Malaysians who can read Chinese in both their
> Chinese and Bahasa Malaysia statistics (which they should, and it looks
> like they may). And even so, it's not clear what they consider to be a
> "native speaker" in terms of proficiency level.
I think we all know there are lies, big lies and statistics.
You can pretty much take some data and make it jump backwards through a
window if you want to.
The bottomline is that we need to take in account the various language
systems that do exist but in such a way that one is not forced to use
systm that one does not need.
you accept the practical limits it will provide you with.
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