The range of languages in the UK Government Web Archive | The National Archives blog | Metaglossia: The Translation World |

While the vast majority of content in the UK Government Web Archive is presented in English and Welsh, there is a substantial amount in other languages. This post offers a brief introduction to the variety of other language content in the collection. As yesterday was The European Day of Languages, this post seems quite timely.

Presenting content in multiple languages means that content creators can engage with both wider and more specific audiences. The necessity to produce such content online is as varied as in non-digital formats. The aims can range from improved community engagement through dissemination of information to celebrations of the diversity of cultures in the UK; from fire safety advice to recruiting intelligence officers.

British Council website from 2006, in Chinese
From this brief analysis of the types of content produced in different languages, here are some significant categories, with examples: