[sword-devel] Web Interface

Hugo van der Kooij sword-devel@crosswire.org
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.

So one should not be forced to use javascript to read a simple text 
version. Things like javascript should be options one could do without if 
you accept the practical limits it will provide you with.


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