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The Catalan Language is currently the seventh language in Europe with more than 12 millions of speakers in total. The European regions in which this language is spoken are Catalonia, The Valencian Country (where catalan is also known as "valencian"), the Balearic Islands, "Franja de Ponent" area (Aragón), the state of Andorra, L'Alguer region (Italy) and North Catalonia (France - Languedoc).
The Fotolog webpage is now presented in Deutsch, English, Spanish, French, Nederlands, Portuguese and Svenska. We vindicate the right to be also included in the list of languages available. We want Català/catalan to be included in this list of languages.
We think Fotolog should keep expanding in that direction, including new languages that would call the attention and appeal more users if they can have one in their own mother tongue. As you can imagine from the numbers give above, the potential of new users from the Catalan speaking regions of Europe should not be neglected and would represent an important growth.
Some numbers to illustrate our vindication:
-- In Spain, Catalunya is #1 and Valencian country is #2 of the Rank of fotologgers.
-- Approx. 4500 users have selected Andorra as country.
-- Andorra is #11 on Fotolog global rank, and Catalan is the official language of this nation.
-- Searching "site:fotolog.com" in Catalan language produces more than 30,000 results of fotologs written in catalan
Other software and Internet companies such as Google, Mozilla, Microsoft, among others, have been offering their products in Catalan for a long time with an important success. As same way, some websites imitating Fotolog like flogup.com are in Catalan. Recently, Facebook included catalan as language on their website.
Catalan language has had a top-level internet domain .CAT since February 2006, with more than 30,000 sites with this domain until today.
Finally, we would like to offer our help to Fotolog in the task of translating and also administrating in Catalan.
Please, feel free to contact our team at http://www.flog.cat (email: web [-at-] flog.cat)
Thanks for your attention,
Fotolog member "xxx"
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