Know any geeks who speak Urdu or Azerbaijani?
We are working our way down the list of languages Firefox still doesn’t support, in order of the net population of that language, as worked out by my localization stats spreadsheet. (Better data on languages spoken in particular countries always welcome.)
At the moment, it seems that FF 3.1 will give us 96.4% world coverage, up from 93.4% in FF 3.0. :-) If all goes according to plan, we will have knocked off some biggies this time round – Vietnamese, Persian and Tamil.
That being the case, the five largest remaining languages are Malay, Tagalog, Urdu, Azerbaijani and Swahili. Getting them all would take us up to 98.3%, which is more than IE 7, by my calculation – although there is some controversy over how the IE figure should be calculated, and of course they don’t simul-ship in all supported languages.
Seth tells me he’s in touch with some people interested in working on Swahili, and Gen Kanai is working on finding people for Malay and Tagalog. But we have, as yet, no leads for Urdu and Azerbaijani. So if you, or anyone you know, speaks English and one of those languages, and would like to see Firefox translated into it, ask them to get in touch :-)