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International Communications dives into the Chinese market


International Communicatons Inc., headquartered in Natick, MA, has expanded its repertoire to include a full-fledged Chinese localization team. With the creation of an internal Chinese language department, the addition of full-time Chinese desktop publishers and software testers and a strategic partnership in Nanjing, China, ICI is providing top-of-the-line service to clients seeking entry into the expanding Chinese market.

ICI's clients now can localize their products on a truly global scale: into all European languages, Japanese and now simplified and traditional Chinese.

With the booming Chinese high-tech market, ”quite a few of our existing clients have expanded their localization efforts beyond Europe and Japan and into China,” said ICI's president, Roger Jeanty. ”We are committed to helping our clients get a rapid foothold where the marketshare is still up for grabs.” ICI's investment in Chinese localization goes beyond its people. Even though cutting-edge localization tools are still scarce, ICI has identified the best technologies for success in the Chinese IT arena. ICI is dedicated to the growth of this lucrative market.


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INT'L.com and Lionbridge host Denver seminars


INT'L.com and Lionbridge announced that they will be presenting three comprehensive seminars on ”Developing an Internationalized Product” in Denver on May 9-10, 2000. ”Internationalizing Software Applications” is a two-day course (May 9-10). ”Developing Documentation to Capture the World Market” will be held May 9, and ”Web Globalization Strategy” will be held May 10. Further details can be found at http://www.intl.com/master_series.

International Communications becomes INT'L.com


Fifteen-year industry veteran International Communications announced its name change to INT'L.com. The company recently completed several strategic transactions, including mergers with Direct Language Communications of San Francisco, California, and International Language Engineering of Boulder, Colorado, as well as the acquisition of the French localization agency, Motus. The name change to INT'L.com officially brings all of the companies under one management structure.

”The name change to INT'L.com solidifies our global Internet presence and addresses the undeniable importance of the Internet as a global resource,” said Steven Fingerhood, chairman of the board and chief strategic officer at INT'L.com. INT'L.com attributes its success to its internally developed ForeignDesk Suite. Currently comprised of five interconnected components, the suite represents INT'L.com's technology solution for a comprehensive globalization strategy.

International Communications to hold pre-forum workshops in Budapest


International Communications, in conjunction with LISA, will be sponsoring two seminars on ”Developing an Internationalized Technical Product” before the LISA Forum, which will be held in Budapest in December. The first seminar will cover ”Internationalizing Software Applications” (see http://www.lisa.unige.ch/99budapest_wsswoverview.html); the second, ”Developing Documentation to Capture the World Market” (see http://www.lisa.unige.ch/99budapest_wsdocoverview.html). These pre-forum workshops are open to the public and will be held December 7 and 8.

International Communications offers ”Developing an Internationalized Technical Product” workshops


International Communications will conduct its comprehensive Master Series workshops in Atlanta, Georgia, on September 28-29 and Richardson, Texas, on November 9-10. ”Internationalizing Software Applications,” is a two-day workshop for software programmers and architects, Web site developers and global product development managers. ”Developing Documentation to Capture the World Market” is a one-day workshop for technical writers, global product development managers and marcom/marketing managers. Further details can be obtained at http://www.ile.com/en/master/master.htm.

International Communications offers workshops on internationalizing


International Communications will conduct two comprehensive workshops called the Master Series on August 24 and 25 at the Marriott Marquis in New York City. The Master Series was originally developed by International Language Engineering, which merged with International Communications in April.

The two-day software development workshop will cover character sets, code sets, HTML, database internationalization, Unicode and cultural and country issues among other topics. The documentation development track is a one-day, interactive workshop involving the planning, development, design and evaluation of document internationalization, as well as cultural considerations for document localization. Participants may register at http://www.ile.com/en/master/asp/register1.asp.

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