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TRANSPARENT LANGUAGE WINS AWARDS FOR TWO CD-ROMS.

Transparent Language, Inc., Hollis, N.H., a leader in computer-aided language learning and translation has won the prestigious annual PC Magazine Top 100 CD-ROM Award for two of the company's products:

-- 31 Languages of the World, breakthrough language learning for any one of the world's most important languages all in one package.

-- EasyTranslator 2.0 personal language translation software for Web pages, e-mail and documents has been awarded a place on the Top 100 CD-ROM list for the second year in a row.

"We are honored to have received two of the prestigious Top 100 CD-ROMs Awards this year," stated Mike Quinlan, founder and CEO of Transparent Language. "Our absolute focus is on providing the best technology for language learning and automated language translation, and it shows in our products."

All of the several hundred submitted programs were released between June 1997 and June 1998 and were tested on the basis of installation and setup, content, suitability to task, and value. Winners were divided into four categories: educational fun, games, home and hobby, and reference.

About 31 Languages of the World 31 Languages of the World is an innovative, conversation-based language program that allows users to master basic communication in any one of the world's 31 most important languages, including: Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, Latin, Swedish, Dutch, Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, Brazilian, Czech, Danish, English, Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Rumanian, Swahili, Tagalog, Thai, Turkish and Ukrainian.

31 Languages of the World's unique use of real, contextual language make it the ideal choice for anyone who wants to become familiar with a new language or brush up old skills, for business or pleasure. Based on the proven, award-winning Transparent Method of computer based language instruction, 31 Languages of the World uses a system of frequent, successful learning experiences to ensure that adults enjoy a fun, thorough exposure to the basics of each language.

About EasyTranslator EasyTranslator is a versatile personal translation software program that quickly translates text, e-mail and Web pages in Spanish, French and German to and from English, or into Portuguese or Italian.

Priced at just $49, EasyTranslator can be used by people who enjoy surfing foreign language web pages, send or receive foreign language correspondence, translate memos, letters, faxes, reports, proposals, price lists, school assignments or projects, and participate in foreign language chat groups.

Recognizing the need for translation tools that integrate well with familiar desktop environments, EasyTranslator 2.0 features:

-- Menu-level integration for Microsoft Word 97, Corel WordPerfect 8 and Eudora Pro 4.0 and Eudora Pro Comm Center 4.0 -- WordPoint, a bi-directional electronic dictionary that works between English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.

-- A simple user interface that includes an all new Translation Notepad with a dual-view window for comparing and editing both the source text and translated text on a single screen.

-- Ability to default as a convenient icon in the Windows 95 System Tray.

In addition to winning last year's Top 100 CD-ROMs Award from PC Magazine, EasyTranslator also won the prestigious John C.

Dvorak Telecommunications Excellence Award in October 1997.

About Transparent Language Recognizing the burgeoning need for language technology worldwide, companies such as IBM (NYSE:IBM), Learnout and Hauspie (Nasdaq:LHSPF), The Learning Company (NYSE:TLC) and Cendant (NYSE:CD) are increasingly focusing corporate resources in the language arena.

Transparent Language is the leading independent company devoted exclusively to language learning and translation technology development, and the company feels its focus is the foundation of better customer solutions in language.

Transparent Language is the developer of the ground-breaking and award-winning LanguageNow! technology, which forms the basis for a number of the company's language-learning CD-ROMs, including SpanishNow!, FrenchNow!, GermanNow!, LatinNow!, ItalianNow!, RussianNow!, PortugueseNow!, DutchNow!, SwedishNow! and others. The company also owns the TranscendRT (Rapid Translation) machine translation engine.

As one of the world's top software technologies for machine translation, the TranscendRT engine powers Transparent Language's award-winning EasyTranslator 2, Transcend, the Enterprise Translation Server and the TranscendRT SDK software development kit. The company also publishes the Word Ace line of talking translation dictionaries in 11 languages and other language products.

The company sells through multiple channels in North America and abroad. For Transparent Language software sales information, please call 800/752-1767 or fax 603/465-2779. The Transparent Language Web site address is http://www.transparent.com.
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