Although we are a blog dedicated to New England gaming we are accessed from across the globe. I looked in Woopra today at the stats and everything seemed in order. We have almost 30,000 unique visits since Woopra was installed but I stumbled across something really surprising.
Woopra lists the languages used by visitors and English, of course, is the most popularly used. Coming in at #2 is German with almost 4% of visitors speaking German. Below is a list of the top 10 languages used by visitors and their percentages.
- English 75.4%
- German 3.57%
- Unknown 3.46%
- French 3.2%
- Spanish 2.63%
- Polish 1.91%
- Italian 1.87%
- Dutch 1.35%
- Portuguese 1%
- Russian .78%
This says that almost 20% of visitors do not speak English as their first language and may have some difficulty fully using the blog. To combat that I decided to translate this blog into each of those languages. This is now a NEW FEATURE.
Visitors to the blog can automatically translate any post, page, etc on this blog into another language. The sidebar on the right has a widget titled TRANSLATOR. The visitor need only click the flag representing the language they wish to use and the blog will automatically be translated. It may take a moment of two for the translation to complete so please be patient.
Visitors can also use some short cuts that will work for some of the languages.
- German http://wargamingforums.com/de
- French http://wargamingforums.com/fr
- Spanish http://wargamingforums.com/es
- Polish http://wargamingforums.com/pl
- Italian http://wargamingforums.com/it
- Dutch http://wargamingforums.com/nl
- Portuguese http://wargamingforums.com/pt
- Russian http://wargamingforums.com/ru
In addition to the above languages visitors can also choose from the following
- Chinese (Simplified)
- Chinese (Traditional)
- Filipino (for my friend Paul)
When we see more visitors using other languages we will activate them as well.