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Accent Professional 2.0 for bidirectional text processing
Nov 20, 1995
Accent Professional 2.0 adds bidirectional word processing for Arabic and Hebrew to the more than 30 languages in the original Accent 1.0 program. It also includes an integrated fax capability, personal information manager, additional European language support and enhanced word processing features.
Accent's Language Ware line of multilingual word processors allows computer users to work in multiple alphabets under any language version of Windows. When users select a language, program features automatically switch as well: menu, dialog box and help language, keyboard layout, font, thesaurus, spell checker and hyphenation. The addition of Semitic languages with bidirectional capability allows users to select typing direction as well as language. Accent successfully handles the complex requirements of bidirectional languages, including Arabic with its particular challenges of contextual analysis, kashida, ligatures and diacritics.
Accent products run on any language version of Microsoft Windows 3.1 or higher. A family of three multilingual word processors providing a range of language support has suggested retail prices ranging from $69 to $399.
Past news for LanguageWare.net
LanguageWare.net acquires Star+Globe
Feb 09, 2000
LanguageWare.net Ltd., a provider of global e-business systems over the Internet, completed its acquisition of Star+Globe Technologies Pte. Ltd., effective January 18, 2000. Star+Globe is a provider of data input and database manipulation methods for Asian languages. With this acquisition, LanguageWare.net will pursue its global strategy of developing global Web sites and e-business solutions for customers serving international markets.
As a result of the acquisition, the wholly-owned subsidiary, WholeTree.com, was formed to bring the technology of Star+Globe and LanguageWare.net together to create a comprehensive global e-business approach with an expertise in the Asian market.
Accent utilizes AllBusiness.com
Sep 22, 1999
Accent Software International announced a co-branding agreement with AllBusiness.com, a Web site dedicated to providing business resources for small and growing companies over the Internet. Accent offers a translation portal at http://www.allbusiness.com to widen the accessibility to Accent's multilingual and multicultural solutions for doing global e-business on the Internet.
”We don't just help businesses translate their Web sites,” said Bob Antoniazzi, vice president of marketing for Accent, ”we go several steps further. We give companies the tools they need to do true global e-business, such as tech support in customers' native languages, allowing purchases in local currency formats, and multilingual enabling of databases to allow for a variety of languages to be searched, displayed, printed and stored at a single Web site.”
Accent and eFax.com team up
Sep 01, 1999
Accent Software International and eFax.com announced an agreement to provide multilingual translations to eFax.com's one million users. Anyone receiving a fax over the Internet via eFax.com will now have the ability to translate the fax into virtually any language.
Translation can be requested by clicking on a LanguageWare icon that is distributed along with eFax documents. Translated documents are returned to the user via e-mail in a generic text format. Length of time and cost for translation is dependent on the length of the document and languages requested. For example, a one-page fax from English to German would be turned around within 24-48 hours at a cost of $35.
Accent reports second quarter results
Aug 10, 1999
Accent Software International announced a 15% increase in revenue during the second quarter of 1999 by showing sales of $540,000, up from $471,000 in the previous quarter. Revenues were up 10% from the $490,000 posted in the same quarter of 1998. Substantial improvement in the net operating loss was also apparent during the quarter ended June 30, 1999, showing a net loss of $327,000, a 28% improvement over the first quarter and a 78% improvement from the year earlier quarterly loss of $1,464,000. ”We are improving both the top and bottom line,” says Todd Oseth, Accent's president and CEO.
Gotham Bay invests in Accent
Jul 15, 1999
Accent Software International announced that Gotham Bay Partners, LLC, a Denver-based private equity firm, has committed to the company $2 million in equity financing at $0.21 per share. In addition to the equity investment, Gotham Bay will play an active role developing strategic alliances for the company's Internet strategy. ”Accent has had continuous improvement in the bottom line over the last four quarters,” said Bryan Johnson, chairman and CEO of Gotham Bay. ”We are committed to the Internet strategy that has been started and want to help the company grow to be a dominant force in serving Internet customers with translated media.”