Blast Radius announced it will include bidirectional support for XML content creation in its upcoming release of XMetaL Author and XMAX. Prior to this release, XMetaL supported the creation of content in Cyrillic and Asian languages, such as Chinese, Greek, Japanese, Korean and Russian. This release now incorporates the additional support of Middle Eastern languages – Arabic, Farsi and Hebrew. As a result of this new capability, organizations serving audiences in those languages, such as financial services, consumer goods and electronics manufacturers, can capitalize on their content assets by translating web and print materials with higher quality and consistency. Typical XML-powered content localization projects yield enormous time savings due to better efficiencies introduced with localization systems and through parallel and componentized authoring and translation.