Thursday, October 10, 2013
Huffington Post as of two days ago is now in German, just missing elections in both Germany and Austria. Let's see if anything interesting is going on:
Not reall. Schon jeder dritte Deutsche will Neuwahlen (one third of Germans want to vote again) is also not surprising, as that happens to be just about the exact percentage of all the parties that either did worse than in 2009 or didn't make it past the 5% hurdle.
Linke + Grüne + FDP + AfD + Piraten + NPD + Sonst
8.6 + 8.4 + 4.8 + 4.7 + 2.2 + 1.3 + 2.8 = 32.8
Having the Huffington Post in a new language has become fairly commonplace, leaving one to ask which major languages they haven't gotten around to yet. Right now we have:
Available in English, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, GermanBased on population Chinese would be a no-brainer, but once blocked in the mainland, if and when it happens, there isn't much left. Taiwan also doesn't use simplified characters and that leaves just your Chinese population in Malaysia, overseas, other countries...so the obvious language left here is Portuguese, which is in preparation.
Other languages I could see in the near future: Arabic and Persian.