Thursday, December 15, 2011

New gTLDs will help endangered languages

Hi recommend checking the UNESCO interactive atlas of the world’s languages in danger and I am happy to see that new generic Top-Level Domains will help save some of these languages.
  • .CAT already exist ;
  • .BZH will probably have the "Breton" language to survive ;
  • "Basque" is vulnerable but there is a .EUS initiative
  • .CORSICA will certainly help the "Corsican" language to develop ;
  • .CHAMPAGNE would definitely help the "Champenois" but note I am not sure it is the language it would help first ;-)
  • .BOURGOGNE will possibly help Burgundian.
  • .CYM, .GAL and .SCOT also exist in other countries.
More here.