Foreign Scrabble Sets

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Distribution of sets

The distributions shown below are for actual sets that are or have been sold. Also, for the language Dakelh (of British Columbia First Nations), one scholar has set out an appropriate distribution.

From Graeme.Thomas@isltd.insignia.com Tue Jan 23 14:50:52 1996:

In January my brother obtained a list of international Scrabble sets obtainable from J W Spear. This list was:

Afrikaans, Arabic, Braille, Catalan, Chinese English, Croatian, Cypriot Greek, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, Flemish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese English, Malaysian, Norwegian, Polish, Portugese, Russian, Slovak Republic, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
(Note: Hungarian set used 38 letters.)

References for Letter Distributions

 Value followed by tile-count
 ENGLISH SPANISH FRENCH   DUTCH  GERMAN POLISH  CZECH  DANISH FINNISH ITALIAN ROMANIAN
?  0, 2    0, 2   0, 2    0, 2    0, 2   0, 2    0, 2   0, 2    0, 2   0, 2     0, 2  
A  1, 9     ,11   1, 9    1, 6    1, 5   1, 8    1, 6   1, 7    1,10   1,14     1,11  
B  3, 2     , 3   3, 2    3, 2    3, 2   3, 2    2, 2   3, 4    8, 1   5, 3     9, 2  
C  3, 2     , 4   3, 2    3, 2    4, 2   3, 2    3, 2   8, 2   10, 1   2, 6     1, 5  
D  2, 4     , 4   2, 3    1, 5    1, 4   2, 3    2, 2   2, 5    7, 1   5, 3     2, 4  
E  1,12     ,11   1,15    1,18    1,15           1, 5   1, 9    1, 8   1,11     1, 9  
F  4, 2     , 2   4, 2    5, 1    4, 2           8, 1   3, 3    8, 1   5, 3     8, 2  
G  2, 3     , 2   2, 2    2, 4    2, 3   3, 2    8, 1   3, 3    8, 1   8, 2     9, 2  
H  4, 2     , 2   4, 2    2, 3    2, 4   3, 2    3, 2   4, 2    4, 2   8, 2    10, 1  
I  1, 9     , 6   1, 8    1, 6    1, 6   1, 8    1, 4   3, 4    1,10   1,12     1,10  
J  8, 1     , 2   8, 1    4, 2    6, 1   3, 2    2, 2   4, 2    4, 2    -      10, 1  
K  5, 1     , 1  10, 1    4, 2    4, 2   2, 3    1, 4   3, 4    2, 5    -        -    
L  1, 4     , 4   1, 5    2, 3    2, 3   2, 3    1, 4   2, 5    2, 5   3, 5     1, 4  
M  3, 2     , 3   2, 3    3, 2    3, 4   2, 3    2, 3   3, 3    3, 3   3, 5     4, 3  
N  1, 6     , 5   1, 6    1,10    1, 9   1, 5    1, 3   1, 6    1, 9   3, 5     1, 6  
O  1, 8     , 8   1, 6    1, 6    2, 3   1, 6    1, 7   2, 5    2, 5   1,15     1, 5  
P  3, 2     , 2   3, 2    3, 2    4, 1   2, 3    1, 3   4, 2    4, 2   5, 3     2, 4  
Q 10, 1     , 1   8, 1   10, 1   10, 1    -       -      -       -    10, 1      -    
R  1, 6     , 4   1, 6    1, 6    1, 6   1, 4    1, 4   1, 6    4, 2   2, 6     1, 7  
S  1, 4     , 7   1, 6    1, 3    1, 7   1, 4    1, 5   2, 5    1, 7   2, 6     1, 5  
T  1, 6     , 4   1, 6    1, 6    1, 6   2, 3    1, 3   2, 5    1, 9   2, 6     1, 7  
U  1, 4     , 6   1, 6    4, 2    1, 6   3, 2    2, 3   3, 3    3, 4   3, 5     1, 6  
V  4, 2     , 2   4, 2    4, 2    6, 1    -      1, 3   3, 3    4, 2   5, 3     8, 2  
W  4, 2     , 1   10, 1   4, 2    3, 1   1, 4     -      -       -      -        -    
X  8, 1     , 1   10, 1   8, 1    8, 1    -      1, 3   8, 1     -      -      10, 1  
Y  4, 2     , 1   10, 1   8, 1   10, 1   2, 4    1, 3   4, 2    4, 2    -        -    
Z 10, 1     , 1   10, 1   6, 2    3, 1   1, 5    3, 2   8, 1     -     8, 2    10, 1  
Æ                                                       4, 2       
Ø                                                       4, 2       
Å                                                       4, 2       
Ä                                 6, 1                          2, 5
Ö                                 8, 1                          7, 1
Ü                                 6, 1                              
à         5, 1                       
ñ           , 1
LL          , 1
RR          , 1
[those below have gotten misaligned with the correct language above]
A'  2, 2 
Csuper  6, 1 
C~  4, 2 
D~  8, 1 
E'  5, 1 
E~  5, 1    5, 2 
ch  4, 2 
I'  2, 2 
Lcross  3, 2                       
Nsuper  7, 1 
Ñ  6, 1               
Osuper  5, 1 
O'  10, 1 
R~  4, 2 
Ssuper  5, 1 
S~  3, 2 
T~  6, 1 
U'  6, 1 
Ü  5, 1               
Ü
Y'  5, 1 
Zsuper  7, 1 
Zdot  5, 1 
Z~  4, 2 

TOTAL 100   102     102     102     102     90    103     100     120     120
 ENGLISH SPANISH FRENCH   DUTCH  GERMAN POLISH  CZECH  DANISH FINNISH ITALIAN ROMANIAN

 
TURKISH
?  0, 2
A  1,12
B  3, 2
C  4, 2
D  3, 2
E  1, 8
F  7, 1
G  5, 1
H  5, 1
I  2, 4
J 10, 1
K  1, 7
L  1, 7
M  2, 4
N  1, 5
O  2, 3
P  5, 1
R  1, 6
S  2, 3
T  1, 5
U  2, 3
V  7, 1
Y  3, 2
Z  4, 2
  4, 2
  8, 1
  7, 1
  3, 2
  1, 7
  4, 2
TOTAL 100