eBook Languages: was Re: Re: [Fwd: Re: Three quick links on digitizations and their constraints]
- From: Michael Hart <hart@[redacted]>
- Subject: eBook Languages: was Re: Re: [Fwd: Re: Three quick links on digitizations and their constraints]
- Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2007 11:34:16 -0700 (PDT)
On Thu, 25 Oct 2007, Lars Aronsson wrote:
> Klaus Graf wrote:
>> * Text Archive has 283,000+ items. With advanced search one can
>> detect only 500+ in German. (Compare Google - no one except
>> Google knows the exact numbers but I think there are at least
>> some 10.000 PD books in German.)
> You might be on to something here. Perhaps OCA is behind Google
> in non-English texts. Let's think of how that can be improved.
> By the way, do you have the numbers for Project Gutenberg?
I certainly wouldn't speculate on anything available at Google,
but Project Gutenberg has over 100,000 total eBooks, at 25,000+
listed in the Project Gutenberg Newsletters, along with 75,000+
Of all these, somewhere between 1/3 and 1/2 are non-English.
I am personally currently pushing more languages more than any
other idea in the eBook world, and would certainly love to get
some support out to anyone interested in more eBook languages.
Give the world eBooks in 2007!!!
Michael S. Hart
100,000 eBooks easy to download at:
http://www.gutenberg.org [coming up on 25,000 eBooks]
http://www/gutenberg.cc [already passed 75,000 eBooks]
http://gutenberg.net.au Project Gutenberg of Australia 1500+
http://pge.rastko.net 65 languages PG of Europe ~500
http://gutenberg.ca Project Gutenberg of Canada
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