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Russians Visiting My Blog — Finding A Russian, i.e., Cyrillic, Search String ‘семафор’.

by Anura Guruge


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According to the ‘Flag Counter‘ Stats (on the sidebar) this blog has had 1,743 hits from Russia over the last few years. That, 0.14% of my overall hits, is neither here nor there, so to speak. These ‘Flag Counter’ stats nor the WordPress.com provided stats I am forced to rely on, will, however, give me any clue as to how these Russian hits go here (i.e., what they were looking for) or what posts they looked at. C’est la vie. You have to assume that SOME of my varied topics might be of interest — AND I do have a published book in Russian!

But, today, I was surprised to find an actual cyrillic search string in my stats, viz. семафор. [See above.]

Thanks to the magic of Google, I could obviously get it translated at once.

It means ‘Semaphore’.

And, I do indeed have posts on semaphores though I am sure the Russians were looking for that term in the context of computer programming — and not, as is in my case, railway signals. I feel bad.


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by Anura Guruge


Beautiful & Fascinating Google Doodle For The Official Recognition Of Cyrillic Letter ë — 42nd Anniversary.

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Not really sure what this is all about! Googling it doesn’t elucidate much. Appears that there has been recent campaigns on Twitter and Tumblr to promote the recognition of this letter. Seems a bit like a joke BUT then again Google co-founder Sergey Brin is Russian and probably knows Cyrillic.