Using some possibly plausible statistics, I’ve done a spreadsheet (OpenOffice Calc format) showing what percentage of the world Internet population we currently cover with Firefox localisations, and what percentage we’ll get when all the localisations listed here (i.e. the ones in mozilla.org CVS) are finished.
Headline numbers: we are currently at 88.3%, and we will get to 92.6% when we’ve finished Spanish (Spain), Dutch, Turkish and Slovak.
The missing big ones are (in order) Malay, Arabic, Thai, Vietnamese, Hindi and Farsi. We don’t seem to have as much impact in the far east… Getting all those would take us to 98.6%.
The middle four have at least had Firefox builds done before (see bottom of page), but the last Malay build of a mozilla.org product was Mozilla 1.0.1, and we’ve never had anything in Farsi. If you or anyone you know is interested in doing one of these languages, please contact the Mozilla Localisation Project staff.
I know Arabic, Thai, Hindi and Farsi are particularly complicated scripts – does anyone know if we fully support them yet?