Worldlingo To Deliver Its Multilingual Capability To Microsoft Word 2002

Specialist online translators provide multilingual capability to Word 2002.

WorldLingo, the specialist online translation services company, is working with Microsoft Corp. to deliver online multilingual capability to Word 2002, available in Microsoft Office XP. Translations in up to 42 different languages will be available from WorldLingo through Office XP smart tag technology in Word 2002. Smart tags will link users of Office XP to information in Office applications, other applications or Web sites seamlessly. Smart tags work contextually within Office XP to present users with links to information relevant to what they are doing within an Office XP application.

In Word 2002, smart tags will allow users to link to WorldLingo's Website and get an instant professional translation of their document; the translation can then be viewed, stored and manipulated within Word 2002.

Phil Scanlan, Chairman WorldLingo, said, "We want to break down language barriers so people can communicate with global audiences in local languages. Smart tags will open up our translation services to a vast audience of millions of Word users. This will make it easier than ever for people to get a fast, efficient and professional translation of their document into a comprehensive range of languages."

Lisa Gurry, product manager for Office at Microsoft, said, "We believe smart tags can be a great way to enable broad access to high-quality content and services available in a variety of locations, including on the Web. We're pleased to deliver WorldLingo's unique mix of human and machine translations in over 40 languages to our Office customers via our Tools on the Website. WorldLingo's smart tags offer Office XP customers an easy way to gain access to professional online translation services."

WorldLingo has created smart tags that recognise words and phrases in Word 2002 such as 'translation,' globalization,' 'human translation' and 'document translation.' When users hover over these words, the smart tag will request whether the user requires a translation. If the user clicks on the smart tag, their browser is launched and automatically directs the user to WorldLingo's Website,

WorldLingo also plans to use smart tags to link Word 2002 users to sources of information and statistics on regions and countries. For example words such as "France" will be recognized by a smart tag, and when users click on the smart tag they will be directed to an information page about France on WorldLingo's Website.


About WorldLingo

WorldLingo is a leading provider of integrated, online translation solutions. The company's services range from cost effective machine translation solutions, to professional human translation and culturally sensitive localization. A global network of over 5,000 professional translators produces human translations. WorldLingo also offers unique, real-time translation solutions for two-way email and instant messaging. These solutions make it easy for businesses and professionals to interact with internal and external multilingual audiences anywhere in the world. By combining accurate and cost effective translation, WorldLingo is taking great strides towards breaking down language barriers in the world of commerce.

WorldLingo produces thousands of translations every day. Clients include AT&T, Sony, Eli Lilly, Belkin, Cadbury Schweppes, Qualcomm, Priceline, and Tribal DDB. WorldLingo is also an official supplier of translation services to the European Union. In addition, Microsoft has integrated WorldLingo's technology into Office XP and Word 2002. WorldLingo is a global organisation with offices in the US, Australasia and Europe.

For more information: contact WorldLingo