Although this is a bit old news but Mozilla has released the Firefox 3′s beta 4 and has also ensured that the much awaited browser reaches the maximum users by releasing it in 40 different languages.
Current version of Firefox (version 18.104.22.168) has around 44 languages and Opera comes with option of 36 languages. Now the question arises that is there any use of so many languages ?
Why I think so ?
The most prevalent languages on the websites are English, Chinese, Russian, German and a few others however many other languages are really not used that much when it comes to websites. So what’s the big use of having the browser in the local language when the other person can’t access the websites in the same language.
I don’t agree! we have translators too!
Right you are! we do have translators available like Google Translate or AltaVista’s BabelFish however, try to convert any page and you’ll see that they don’t perform well at all. They are really of no use, when it comes to proper translations and forming meaningful sentences.
I believe that providing the web browsers in different languages is really not worth until and unless those languages are really in high demand and there are websites in those languages. What do you think about it ?