Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Too much English on the net?

Experts at a UN forum on internet governance warned that the predominant use of English on the worldwide web needs to be checked before it crowds out other languages.

They fear forms of cultural knowledge accumulated over centuries of human progress could be lost for ever.

"Some 90 per cent of 6000 languages (at use today) are not represented on the internet," said Yoshinori Imai of NHK, Japan's Broadcasting Corporation.
Ixnay on the etnay, I say.


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