FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
World Language Resources Simplifies International Communications with
LOS ANGELES, CA (August 21, 1998) — World Language Resources, Inc. (WLR),
a five-year veteran in supplying language learning, translation, software
and hardware products, announced today that it is now offering nearly 30
language-specific keyboards for both PC and Mac systems through its
database-driven Web site at www.worldlanguage.com and its catalog.
Designed to simplify communications between multinational businesses,
government agencies and individuals, the customized language keyboards can
be easily integrated multi-national capabilities into any environment using
Windows, Windows 95 or Macintosh software. Users can quickly switch
between national standard keyboards with a simple hotkey and a cable swap.
Once installed, the keyboard provides direct access to the symbols and
accented characters which are native to the chosen language.
“Until now, users had three choices,” said John Glascock, WLR President.
“They could memorize the key positions for multiple languages, place
stickers over their existing keyboard, or they could use a removable
overlay which can slip and slow typing performance. Now, with a quick
keystroke into the language-appropriate word processor and the change of a
cable,” Glascock continued, “users can switch to any standardized keyboard
layout at will.”
Keyboards are available for languages that read from left-to-right such as
French, German and Spanish; languages that read right-to-left such as
Hebrew and Arabic, and double-byte languages such as Chinese, Japanese and
WLR language-specific keyboards can enhance the productivity and
communications capabilities of individuals, businesses, public service
agencies, universities, and religious affiliations, as well as many
government agencies throughout the world.
Manufactured to the highest standards, WLR keyboards include membrane
switch contacts with a single rubber sheet to provide a crisp tactile feel.
Each keystation is rated at 30 million mechanical operations
Windows and Mac-compatible, the 101/104 key keyboards measure 18″W X 6.7″D
and are priced from $59 to $149. WLR also offers a complete range of
keyboard overlays, sticker sets, and soft fonts. For a complete listing of
the available language keyboards, visit WLR’s Web site
www.worldlanguage.com or call (800) 900-8803.
Founded in 1993, World Language Resources, Inc. is an online global
provider of the industry’s largest selection of language-related products
and services for more than 200 languages. The company markets its software,
books, tapes and videos over the Internet, from more than 600 college and
university bookstores, and through its international strategic partners.
For more information or WLR’s complete International Software Buyer’s
Guide, contact WLR at 2130 Sawtelle Blvd., Suite 304A, Los Angeles, CA
90025. Phone (310) 996-2300, or (800) 900-8803; Fax (310) 996-2303. Visit
WLR’s Web site at www.worldlanguage.com.