Re: Supported fraction of world population
Am Mittwoch, 13.10.04 um 06:14 Uhr schrieb Christian Perrier:
http://www.ethnologue.com . For English, Ethnologue gives 341 million
first language speakers and 508 million second language speakers; both
well short of 1 billion.
Dylan is wrong here, too. In 508 million those speaking English as
their first language are included.
Another problem with counting those, speaking a language as second
language: Often both of the languages, one speaks are included. That
results in double counting (eg. about half of the German people have
English as their second language, others russian some other languages
or no second language, Swiss People also normally have first and second
language out of those supported by Debian).
Would be a good Idea only counting first language. If we get half of
the world population with that, it would be quite impressive. - But not
all can use debian as most of them will have no access to computers.