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Re: How many people need locales?


> I think we can consider the volume or the number of subscribers of the
> debian-user mailing list, and compare it with the volume or the number
> of subscribers of all other language-specific debian-user-foo lists
> combined. Is there anybody who can do this count?
> Can you think of another way to estimate the proportion of users using locales?

In case of Japanese, I cannot imagine any Japanese people using
Linux without locale, except for server purpose.  (I don't run
apache, postfix, and so on under Japanese locale.)  In short,
all Japanese users of Desktop Linux use locale.

Estimating number of users from ML subscribers:
Since there are debian-*@debian.or.jp mailing lists whose
public language is Japanese, Japanese people tend to subscribe
them and don't subscribe debian-users@lists.debian.org or even
debian-japanese@lists.debian.org .  (The public language of
debian-japanese@lists.debian.org is English and the list is
mainly used by foreign people who want to configure Japanese
environment.)  I think the administrator of debian.or.jp mailing
lists knows the number of subscribers of debian-*@debian.or.jp

Also I imagine ordinary Chinese and Korean people use locale.

Tomohiro KUBOTA <kubota@debian.org>
"Introduction to I18N"  http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/intro-i18n/

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