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Slangsoft brings Web-based National Language Support to WAP

February 1, 2000

Slangsoft (http://www.slangsoft.com) has joined the Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) Forum, the industry association for the open, global specification that empowers mobile users with wireless devices to easily access and interact with information and services instantly. Slangsoft is the sole provider of Web-based National Language Support based on its patent-pending Emule technology. This technology ensures that non-English text can be properly entered and displayed in any Web-based user interface regardless of the users operating system, browser, installed fonts or language keyboard. Slangsofts super small footprint fonts, Input Methods (including intelligent text input) and drawing mechanism can be dynamically delivered over the mobile network at the users request.

Dynamic delivery of Language Support over the Network offers great benefit to handset manufacturers by eliminating the need for complex and expensive distribution, inventory and warehousing tasks resulting from the manufacture of different handsets for each locale. Slangsoft is currently exploring possibilities with a major telecommunications company and WAP gateway provider to incorporate Web-based National Language Support within their WML server and browser, in keeping with WAP specifications.

Slangsoft provides Web-based support for 42 languages including all Latin, double-byte (Chinese, Japanese, Korean), bi-directional (Hebrew, Arabic), Indian and Cyrillic languages. The fonts and Input Methods for each language have been condensed to ensure an extremely small footprint appropriate for wireless devices.

For Further Information please contact:

Sara Hirschhorn
Director of Marketing
Email: [email protected]
Tel. (+972) 2-648-2424 x-216
Fax (+972) 2-648-2425