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Day: March 11, 2001

Glides Partners with iLanguage to Offer Web Globalization Solution

Glides Inc. announced that iLanguage will become an integrated translation provider for Glides’ UniSite customers. As a result of the partnership, iLanguage translators will become fully integrated into UniSite’s XML-based automated workflow process, which manages the editing, review, translation and Web content publishing process. Based in Los Angeles, iLanguage specializes in translating to and from English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Swedish, Dutch, Russian, Japanese, Chinese and Korean for eCommerce, news, finance, entertainment, sports, and other Web sites. The partnership combines Glides’ UniSite workflow and content management software service with iLanguage’s translation and localization capabilities. UniSite’s workflow manages the entire translation process, including automated content exchange with translators at iLanguage. By delivering content directly to iLanguage’s translation workbenches, Glides’ XML-based workflow ensures the highest level of transparency, consistency and accuracy for Glides’ clients. www.ilanguage.com; www.glides.com

Adobe Introduces Acrobat 5.0

Adobe Systems introduced Adobe Acrobat 5.0 software, a major upgrade. With Acrobat 5.0, Adobe is enabling organizations to reduce cycle times and increase the efficiency of business processes across their extended enterprises of customers and partners. Acrobat 5.0 offers a number of key benefits that enable business, graphic arts and IT professionals to excel in this new Network Publishing environment where they must work efficiently at Web speed. Tight Web integration based on WebDistributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV) and Open DataBase Connectivity (ODBC) allows teams to simultaneously share comments on Adobe PDF files from within a browser. Support for XML makes it simple for users to integrate data, such as metadata and forms data in Adobe PDF files, with back-end systems. And stronger integration with enterprise deployment tools enables IT professionals to auto-install and maintain Acrobat 5.0 over a network to thousands of multi-user or lockdown desktop systems. Acrobat 5.0 software for Windows 95 OSR 2.0, Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0 with service pack 5 or 6, Windows ME and Windows 2000, and Macintosh OS 8.6 (all Web-based capabilities are not available due to Apple OS limitations), 9.0.4 and 9.1, is expected to ship in the United States and Canada in the second quarter of 2001 for an estimated street price of US$249. Registered users of earlier Acrobat software versions can upgrade to Acrobat 5.0 for US$99. French, German and Japanese versions of Acrobat 5.0 are expected to be available shortly after the initial release. Information about other language versions, as well as pricing, upgrade and support policies, is available online. www.adobe.com

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