Here is this edition of our regular section giving you, the Dotsub community, an idea of where in the world our users were using Dotsub and what languages they were working in during the month of June and July, 2014
English, Spanish and Portuguese are well established at the top of the rankings these days and the rest of the world is coming in a poor fourth. The major European languages French, Italian and German are always there or thereabouts and Hungarian, European but not major is quite well represented in this summer’s (for them) statistics.
The country by country statistics are always fascinating to me. Hungary has shot to the top (well 2nd) from 7th in May, in both months and this was due to a viral video that got translated into a couple of languages including Hungarian before its owner decided to insist that we take it down, well within their rights of course but disappointing nevertheless. Spain dropped from 2nd to 7th and 8th in June and July. I’m putting all this down to the World Cup in Brazil where the whole world came to speak football.
The fascinating parts of this article for me, as regular readers know, are the countries and/or territories that are at the other end of the list with only one visit. Usually they are island nations but in June, Swaziland and Turkmenistan were among the 8 nations with only 1 visit. In July San Marino was a singleton, but for this month’s Geography lesson we take a look at St Pierre & Miquelon which are are a small group of islands in the North Atlantic Ocean, south of Newfoundland and Labrador. First settled by the French in the early 17th century, the islands represent the sole remaining vestige of France’s once vast North American empire, New France. In addition for those of you interested in Political Science and the government of these places, it is a self-governing territorial collectivity of France and its currency is the Euro.
See you next month.