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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO updated its September 1995 correspondence identifying the number of federal government documents (excluding documents of the Departments of Defense and State) that were published in languages other than English, focusing on: (1) the number of non-English-language documents published during the 3-year period from January 1, 1995, through December 31, 1997, and determining how many of these published documents were distributed; (2) which languages federal agencies published these documents in; and (3) two examples of agencies' written policies and procedures for determining when to publish agency documents in a language other than English.

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