HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
  • LibraryThing
  • Book discussions
  • Your LibraryThing
  • Join to start using.

How much of your library is translated?

In Translation

Join LibraryThing to post.

This topic is currently marked as "dormant"—the last message is more than 90 days old. You can revive it by posting a reply.

1balzac
Jan 11, 2008, 12:32pm Top

Following on from the other thread here, that suggested that only about 2% of books (in the UK) are translated, I just wondered what your percentage is?

Here are my stats:

Out of my entire library of 695 books, 220 are translated (according to my tags at least, I don't seem to have included any of my translated philosophy or politics in that tag). That makes:

31.65% translated.

Of my fiction (444 total, 214 translated):

48.19% translated

According to my stats page, I have works from 25 languages (including English). If there are 6700 (according to http://www.ethnologue.com/) spoken languages, I have a measly:

0.378% of them in my library.

And just to top off this translation fest... my top 5 (again, from the stats page)

(361) English

(105) French

(37) German

(25) Russian

(19) Japanese

Anyone else want to share?

2ateolf
Jan 13, 2008, 1:24pm Top

it looks like about 201 translated from 771 books for about 26.07%...works from a total of 23 languages (including english)...and while i'm at it i'll do everything you're doing too:)

(413) English

(39) Japanese

(34) French

(30) German

(23) Russian

3DeusXMachina
Jan 14, 2008, 3:02pm Top

These are interesting statistics :)

I can only rely on my stats page, but it says the following:

total number of books: 1560

Original languages (top 5)
(650) German
(622) English
(58) French
(31) Italian
(23) Spanish

As my native language is german, but 73 of my english books are not translated into german, I have a total of 837 books which are translations. That makes 53,65% .

I've books in (originally) 29 languages, which is 0,433% of the spoken languages.

Group: In Translation

104 members

280 messages

About

This topic is not marked as primarily about any work, author or other topic.

Touchstones

No touchstones

Help/FAQs | About | Privacy/Terms | Blog | Contact | APIs | WikiThing | Common Knowledge | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | 89,461,901 books! | Top bar: Always visible