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Re: How many people need locales?

On Mon, Sep 03, 2001 at 09:46:42AM +0900, Tomohiro KUBOTA wrote:
> Hi,
> > 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
> lists.
> Also I imagine ordinary Chinese and Korean people use locale.
add Russian to that list too :-)

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