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Post by Lucy_k_p » December 31st, 2011, 9:08 am

It's awesome that we've released so many!
But I don't think we're going to get to 1095, which is what I was hoping for as it would mean we were releasing 3 books a day. I suppose that's a target for next year (or rather 1098, as it's a leap year.)
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Post by Starlite » December 31st, 2011, 1:09 pm

1083
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Post by Piotrek81 » December 31st, 2011, 1:53 pm

When is the cut-off, by the way? I'm in Central Europe and here it's 9:52 PM.
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Post by Starlite » December 31st, 2011, 3:29 pm

I assume midnight pacific time. UTC/GMT -8 hours

It is currently 2:30 pm pacific

Esther :)
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Post by lezer » January 1st, 2012, 1:06 am

Grand total for 2011: 1084

Happy new year, everyone! Happy recording and BC-ing and PL-ing etc in 2012.
Anna

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Post by Lucy_k_p » January 1st, 2012, 5:21 am

*Round of applause* Here's to next year!
So little space, so much to say.

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Post by Starlite » January 1st, 2012, 5:35 am

Lucy_k_p wrote:Here's to next year!
Maybe we will produce three books per day, barring any hack attacks.

Here is to 2012.Image
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Post by Piotrek81 » January 3rd, 2012, 2:31 pm

Do you have any data on how many of these books were in languages other than English, and what the year-to-year trend is for such books? Any new languages in the catalogue? It would be interesting to see if LV is really becoming more and more multilingual.
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Post by RuthieG » January 3rd, 2012, 2:39 pm

At the end of last year:
Number of completed non-English projects 624
Total number of languages 32
Now:
Number of completed non-English projects 757
Total number of languages 33
So +1 language and +133 non-English books in the year.

At the end of 2010, non-English books accounted for 15.25% of all completed books. At today's date, they accounted for 14.61%.

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Post by TriciaG » January 3rd, 2012, 2:41 pm

Can't tell year-to-year, unless someone saved the stats from last year and right at the new year this year (Edit: which Ruthie seems to have found). Here are the overall stats:

Librivox Catalog Stats as of 03/01/12 : 16:20:04 Eastern Time (20 minutes ago)

Total number of projects 5729
Number of completed projects 5182
Number of completed non-English projects 757
Total number of languages 33
Number of languages with a completed work 31
Number of completed solo projects 2330
Number of readers 4842
...who have completed something 4680
Fiction, open sections mostly adventure in Australia: It Is Never too Late to Mend
Irish Home Rule Arguments: Handbook on Home Rule

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Post by Piotrek81 » January 3rd, 2012, 2:50 pm

Thanks for those details. It's good that new languages are constantly added to the catalogue. Go Librivox :thumbs:
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Post by Lucy_k_p » January 3rd, 2012, 3:28 pm

Although (I discovered this when doing research for the 5th anniversary podcast) there are way more than 33 languages featuring in some form in our catalogue. The UN Declaration of human rights has been read in a huge number of languages (I think I counted over 50, but I don't remember the exact figure.) All of these readings are part of one or two large multilingual projects, so aren't featured in the count, as this count only includes entire projects in a single language.
Also I asked for a list of the 33 and found it includes Chinese, Chinese (Mandarin) and Mandarin Chinese, due to different people entering the language in different ways. So it's not a particularly reliable indicator of anything...
But yes, more languages is always a good thing.
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Post by Piotrek81 » January 3rd, 2012, 3:32 pm

Yes, I read about many languages not being specified in the Catalogue. It's a pity we can't be sure about the exact number of languages. After all, such information could be used as an incentive for new readers/listerens :wink:
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Post by RuthieG » January 3rd, 2012, 3:45 pm

I have this list of 68 languages, which have presumably been used in (mostly multilingual) projects, but some of which are clearly not searchable in the catalogue. This needs to be put right, and is on my little list for when the software is sorted out.

English
French
German
Italian
Spanish

Afrikaans
Aleut
Ancient Greek
Arabic
Bengali
Bulgarian
Catalan
Chinese
Church Slavonic
Czech
Danish
Dholuo
Dutch
English
Esperanto
Farsi
Finnish
French
Friulano
Gamilaraay
Gascon
German
Greek
Hebrew
Hungarian
Icelandic
Iloko
Indonesian
Interlingua
Irish
Iroquoian
Italian
Japanese
Javanese
Khasi
Korean
Latin
Latvian
Lithuanian
Maltese
Mayan languages
Middle English
Multilingual
Nahuatl
Napoletano-Calabrese
North-American Indian
Norwegian
Old English
Polish
Portuguese
Romanian
Russian
Sanskrit
Serbian
Slovak
Spanish
Swedish
Tagalog
Tamil
Turkish
Urdu
Welsh
Yiddish

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Post by Piotrek81 » January 4th, 2012, 12:02 pm

Thanks for that list Ruth. However, while it looks awesome, some details make me think that it's not entirely reliable. Among others, it mentions:

Mayan languages
Multilingual
North American Indian

These inaccuracies, though, don't change the fact that the list is impressively long :!: I wonder what happened to all those volunteers who recorded stuff in more exotic languages...
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