By the way, I have done my share to promote the use of Catalan in the world:
- I have two children that speak fluent Catalan (and not Spanish yet) and live in Seattle -- my biggest contribution so far.
- I have written two books in Catalan: La Ciència del Futbol (Empúries, 2004) and Atrapats a Internet (Empúries, 1997).
- From 1995-2000, I manually entered a compilation of Catalan Poetry that comprises 799 original poems (from the medieval times until the present era) and that is still highly visited and used by schools and educators. Still at the top of Google search under "Catalan Poetry selection".
UPDATE (May 30th, 2014): Today I tried Google Translate (Spanish --> Catalan), and it's remarkably accurate! So I'll start doing bilingual postings, by popular demand!!