According to wikipedia there are some 9.6 to 12 million people speaking Haitian Creole worldwide. I had no idea it was such a widely spoken language until I was asked a question this week about why the Google Translate machine translation provider in Studio returned French translations when the project was en(US) – fr(HT) (French-Haiti).
In fact I had no idea that French-Haiti was most likely intended to be the language that should be used in Studio for Haitian Creole as this isn’t a language I come across very often.
But before I can ask a developer to fix this problem I have to be able to understand it myself, so the first thing I wanted to know was whether French-Haiti was the same as Haitian Creole or not. And for anyone interested, as I was, to read more on this I found these three interesting links below explaining how the language came around and it does have a very interesting history: Continue reading