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Andrea on 8 September 2010, 3 years ago
There is a bug in the ranking chart (http://w3techs.com/technologies/cross/content_language/ranking). Almost all the languages have a higher percentage in the top 1000 category. That's not possible. They can't all have a higher share.
Sam Soltano (site administrator) on 8 September 2010, 3 years ago
Thank you for bringing that up. It is actually not a bug. The reason for the higher percentages for the top sites is that many of these sites support multiple languages, just think of Facebook or Wikipedia, whereas most of the "average" sites are written in only one language. Therefore, the percentage of sites that use a given language, say Polish for example, is relatively high amongst the top 1000 sites, although few of these sites use only Polish.
I hope that explains what you see in that report.
Andrea on 14 September 2010, 3 years ago
I understand. Still, it's confusing.
TrevorB on 17 January 2012, 1 year ago
Further to my email about confusing Sanskrit (Devanagari) with Arabic, it is not credible that Hindi (also in Devanagari script) is used by fewer than 0.1% of sites. By inspection of the other languages, the true figure must be at least nearer 1%.
Sam Soltano (site administrator) on 18 January 2012, 1 year ago
We also would have expected Hindi to rank higher, but that's the figures we get. If you find sites where we don't detect Hindi, we would appreciate to hear about them.
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