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SearchTools Survey - July 2002

Languages On Sites

We asked what languages were used on sites in this survey: most of them had English, but many have other languages as well or instead. As you can see below, most of of these more complex non-English sites have search engines installed. See also our report on multilingual sites and searching.

The numbers of sites publishing in Unicode (the new standard encoding system) has continued to rise slowly, and more sites using Unicode include search engines. Because the encoding is the same across languages and character sets, it's very convenient for search engines to deal with Unicode, and we notice that a small maority of Unicode sites have search engines installed.

This graphic does not include English: 93% of sites support it, of which 34% have search, but it makes the rest of the graph unreadable.

 

language without search with search
English 979 509
French 92 74
Spanish 82 59
German 72 56
Unicode 30 23
Japanese 9 20
Danish 7 11
Dutch 19 10
Russian 22 9
Italian 18 8
Chinese 7 8
Swedish 7 5
Finnish 5 5
Norwegian 3 5
Portuguese 6 3
Hebrew 2 3
Arabic 3 2
Welsh 4 1
Estonian 1 1
Hungarian 1 1
Polish 1 1
Arabic transcripts 0 1
Flemish 0 1
Maori 0 1
Swedish 0 1
Thai 0 1
Ukrainain 0 1
Yiddish 0 1
Catalan 2 0
Turkish 2 0
Croatian 1 0
European Languages 1 0
Gnutella 1 0
Greek 1 0
Icelandic 1 0
Latin 1 0
Latvian 1 0
Pilipino 1 0
Romanian 1 0
Urdu 1 0
 
* A number of Danish MondoSearch customers were encouraged to take the survey.
 
July 2002 Survey Results

Sites & Search
 - Why Install
 - Why Not Installed
 - Site Sizes
 - Update Rate
 - Server Location
 - Languages
 - Multi-lingual Sites
 - File Formats
Ratings
 - Summary
 - Popular
 - Custom
 - Others

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