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APPLE MACINTOSH TO BECOME WORLD-READY WITH WORLDSCRIPT TECHNOLOGY WORLDWIDE LANGUAGE SUPPORT TO BE INTEGRATED INTO MACINTOSH SYSTEM 7

APPLE MACINTOSH TO BECOME WORLD-READY WITH WORLDSCRIPT TECHNOLOGY

WORLDWIDE LANGUAGE SUPPORT TO BE INTEGRATED INTO MACINTOSH SYSTEM 7
 CUPERTINO, Calif., May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Apple Computer Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL), today announced during a briefing at its Worldwide Developers Conference, its new WorldScript technology, intended to transform the Macintosh computer into the first international PC through worldwide language support. WorldScript includes support for text input and display, as well as for incorporating language attributes, such as date and time formats, for most written languages.
 With WorldScript, Apple provides built-in support to handle the complexities of non-Roman languages. This includes system-level support of both two-byte languages such as Japanese, Chinese and Korean, and one-byte languages such as Arabic and Hebrew. Integrating this enabling technology into System 7 allows the Macintosh computer to be quickly localized for any language. In addition, integration of language support will enable third-party software developers to quickly develop and localize applications for markets throughout the world.
 "WorldScript will enable Apple and our third-party developers to offer simultaneous delivery of products worldwide," said Roger Heinen, Apple's senior vice president and general manager of the Macintosh Software Architecture Division. "Previously, localization of software for customers in many countries such as Japan has been a difficult and time-intensive effort."
 WorldScript technology will allow for both the use of multiple languages on a single Macintosh, and for customization of the Macintosh interface for specific language needs. Capabilities such as these have become important for Apple's multinational customers in business, education and government.
 "With the growing importance of doing business on a global scale, multi-language computing capabilities are imperative," stated Ian Diery, president, Apple Pacific. "The release of WorldScript reinforces Apple's commitment to customer needs worldwide."
 WorldScript will be part of Macintosh System 7, Release 7.1, which Apple expects to be available during the fall of 1992.
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