Report Chinese Language Of The Web By 2007
Posted on 10 Dec 2001
by Isaac (isaac)
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A report cited in a recent United Nations forum on multilingual Internet addresses suggests that Chinese will become the language of the web by 2007.
Presently, only a small majority of almost 500 million users are from English-speaking backgrounds, but the numbers throughout countries such as China are growing quickly.
The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) says that in 2002, the majority of Internet users will have a non-English language as their favoured tongue.
A brief report is available on the Financial Times site.
Searching the WIPO site revealed no immediate confirmation of the forecasted statistics.