[OSM-talk] 26 languages

Thomas Wood grand.edgemaster at gmail.com
Sat Jan 24 21:29:30 GMT 2009


2009/1/24 Lars Aronsson <lars at aronsson.se>:
>
> Ten days ago, I wrote:
>> >
>> > Wikipedia's article about OpenStreetMap is now available in 26
>> > languages. The most recently added is a brief translation in
>> > Swahili, the East African language.
>
> After Portuguese and Afrikaans have been added, there are now 28
> languages. But of the largest Wikipedia languages, we're still
> missing Japanese (5th biggest) and Chinese (12th).  Who can help
> with this?
>
> English, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenStreetMap
>
> Japanese, http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenStreetMap
>
> Chinese, http://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenStreetMap
>
> Next in Wikipedia size without an OpenStreetMap article are
> Catalan (Wikipedia's 15th largest language), Volapük (19),
> Indonesian (25), Hebrew (26), Korean (27), Vietnamese (30),
> Serbian (31), Bulgarian (33), and Persian (35).  For comparison,
> Swahili is the 89th largest language of Wikipedia, having 8400
> articles, http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/List_of_Wikipedias
>
> Careful! Of course you will have to follow the rules of Wikipedia
> and prove why this article is needed, relevant, sourced, etc.

The fact that Japanese was missing was quite odd, since we have quite
a few mappers there, afaik. I got a friend of mine to translate the
first paragraph in attempt to lure some more translators in -
http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/オープン・ストリート・マップ

-- 
Regards,
Thomas Wood
(Edgemaster)




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