Sources: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research Report: Top languages in global information production, 2008.
List Notes: The above data was obtained by performing searches in Google and Alltheweb with switched
linguistic filters for each respective language.
Please note: According to the UNESCO 2005 Report: "Measuring Linguistic Diversity on the Internet", Page counts derived from search engines are an unreliable methodology for determining language representation on the Web. Apart from the biased samples that provide pages to search engines, there are numerous other confounding influences. Search engines typically employ a variety of proprietary indexing methods that are not open to inspection, and these may bias the page counts returned in ways that cannot be corrected or even reckoned. Although www.top5ofanything.com views this information as a reliable snapshot of Internet languages, we do caution the user to bear this in mind when reaching any conclusions based on the above list.