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Press Release

Las Vegas — November 15, 1993

Circle Noetic Services announces support for Gamma’s Unicode Server.

CNS will provide its high quality PassWord™ spell checking and Dashes™ hyphenation modules to OEMs/ISVs licensing Gamma Production’s Unicode Server technology for Windows 3.1 and NT. CNS’ language tools in the format to support the Unicode Server include spell checking for all Western European languages along with Arabic and Russian. Dashes™ hyphenation supports 28 languages including most Eastern and Western European languages. CNS’ custom development can provide additional compliant spell checkers and hyphenation services for almost all other languages.

OEMs and ISVs of the Gamma Unicode Server technology will find built in support for the CNS tools. No porting, code or table modifications are required. Once the Unicode Server is supported, all the CNS tools are also supported.

All the CNS tools developed for the Unicode Server OEMs are WinLanguage™ compliant. WinLanguage compliance assures the end user that all language services such as fonts, keyboard layouts, spell checkers, hyphenation, and thesauruses, etc. will be compatible for all applications displaying the WinLanguage logo. All services can be shared by all compliant applications assuring both cost effectiveness along with compatibility.

Where specific Microsoft Windows specifications exist for languages, fonts and keyboard layouts, the WinLanguage standard is compatible with the Microsoft standard and also allows compliance with Unicode. For (the many) languages that are not specified either by Microsoft and/or Unicode, WinLanguage provides an interim standard that allows users of the languages to be guaranteed interoperability for all compliant applications.

WinLanguage is supported by a growing number of companies including Gamma Productions (Unicode Server and applications), Circle Noetic Services (spell checking and hyphenation), Bitstream (fonts), TA Electronic Publishing (dictionaries and machine assisted translation software), Recognita (OCR), Link & Link (applications), and LinguaSoft (fonts).

About Circle Noetic Services, Inc.

Founded in late 1984 by a group of MIT linguists and computer scientists, Circle Noetic Services, Inc. is a leading developer of natural language processing software.


PassWord™ is available with 15 language dictionaries: Arabic, Danish, Dutch, Dutch (new orthography), English (US), English (UK), French, German, German (new orthography), Italian, Norwegian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, and Swiss-German. PassWord includes a spelling correction routine that suggests spelling corrections based on visual or phonetic derivations of the misspelled word.

Dashes™ is based on a powerful hyphenation algorithm that is fast and very accurate. Dashes returns over 98.5% of all possible hyphen points and is well over 99% accurate in all available languages. Dashes is accurate in hyphenating compound words in Germanic languages (German, Icelandic, Norwegian, Dutch, Swedish and Danish), and in other compounding languages such as Finnish and Hungarian.

Dashes is available in 32 languages: Albanian, Belorussian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German (old & new orthography), Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian (Bokmål & Nynorsk), Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Swiss-German, Turkish and Ukrainian.

How to get in touch

For more information, contact:

Circle Noetic Services, Inc.
5 Pine Knoll Drive
Mont Vernon, NH 03057

(603) 283-6462 /voice/

(603) 672-8025 /fax/


Pricing & Licensing

For pricing and licensing information

Call CNS at (603) 283-6462

or E-mail

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