Why is the WebMuseum in English?


Remember that I develop the WebMuseum without any form of official support, on my free time. Repeat after me: no support, no grant, no budget, no time.

Given the distribution of the WebMuseum visitors (see below), and according to my personal experience as sole WebMuseum maintainer, it seems that the wisest language is probably English. However contributors choose the language they want, hence some texts may be in other languages, even if I'd rather have them all in the same one.

Please do not ask me why the WebMuseum isn't written in (*), wasting both of our times. I would suggest instead writing to the appropriate official organisation to tell them what you think of this webspace and ask if they would consider helping/supporting a translated version.

I already try to do the impossible expanding and improving the WebMuseum in its current status; doing a multilingual version on my own would require a miracle, or external, official help.

(*): insert your favorite language here.


November 1994 World-Wide Web Access Statistics for mistral.enst.fr, by Client Domain

%Reqs %Byte   Domain
----- ----- | ------------------------------------
 0.01  0.01 | ar    Argentina
 0.55  0.62 | at    Austria
 1.04  0.95 | au    Australia
 0.76  0.85 | be    Belgium
 0.00  0.00 | bg    Bulgaria
 0.00  0.01 | bm    Bermuda
 0.13  0.15 | br    Brazil
 3.21  3.07 | ca    Canada
 1.63  2.28 | ch    Switzerland
 0.07  0.06 | cl    Chile
 0.00  0.00 | cn    China
 0.26  0.15 | co    Colombia
 0.01  0.01 | cr    Costa Rica
 0.07  0.04 | cz    Czech Republic
 2.04  2.01 | de    Germany
 0.27  0.26 | dk    Denmark
 0.00  0.00 | dz    Algeria
 0.02  0.02 | ee    Estonia
 0.03  0.05 | eg    Egypt
 0.32  0.36 | es    Spain
 1.63  1.53 | fi    Finland
 0.00  0.00 | fj    Fiji
11.01 15.14 | fr    France
 0.01  0.01 | gb    Great Britain (UK)
 0.08  0.06 | gr    Greece
 0.02  0.01 | hk    Hong Kong
 0.04  0.06 | hr    Croatia (Hrvatska)
 0.09  0.12 | hu    Hungary
 0.00  0.00 | id    Indonesia
 0.11  0.11 | ie    Ireland
 0.14  0.15 | il    Israel
 0.01  0.00 | in    India
 0.06  0.05 | is    Iceland
 1.43  1.50 | it    Italy
 0.00  0.00 | jm    Jamaica
 1.41  1.24 | jp    Japan
 0.07  0.05 | kr    Korea (South)
 0.01  0.00 | kw    Kuwait
 0.00  0.00 | li    Liechtenstein
 0.05  0.04 | lu    Luxembourg
 0.01  0.00 | lv    Latvia
 0.13  0.14 | mx    Mexico
 0.01  0.00 | my    Malaysia
 3.19  3.07 | nl    Netherlands
 0.95  0.87 | no    Norway
 0.15  0.13 | nz    New Zealand (Aotearoa)
 0.00  0.00 | pe    Peru
 0.00  0.00 | ph    Philippines
 0.11  0.12 | pl    Poland
 0.10  0.09 | pt    Portugal
 0.03  0.02 | ru    Russian Federation
 2.06  1.88 | se    Sweden
 0.07  0.05 | sg    Singapore
 0.11  0.12 | si    Slovenia
 0.01  0.01 | sk    Slovak Republic
 0.03  0.04 | su    USSR (former)
 0.01  0.02 | th    Thailand
 0.02  0.02 | tr    Turkey
 0.09  0.11 | tw    Taiwan
 0.00  0.00 | ua    Ukraine
 5.81  5.49 | uk    United Kingdom
 0.51  0.60 | us    United States
 0.00  0.00 | ve    Venezuela
 0.19  0.15 | za    South Africa
15.58 13.71 | com   US Commercial
17.34 17.35 | edu   US Educational
 1.16  1.17 | gov   US Government
 0.01  0.01 | int   International
 0.49  0.46 | mil   US Military
 4.56  3.94 | net   Network
 0.89  0.86 | org   Non-Profit Organization
 0.74  0.72 | enst.fr 
19.04 17.89 | unresolved 

11 Jun 1996, Nicolas Pioch - Top - Up - Info

Thanks to the BMW Foundation, the WebMuseum mirrors, partners and contributors for their support.