kanhan.com and GlobalSight Establish Partnership

[Hong Kong, 4th Jan, 2001] kanhan.com, the world's leading provider of server-based languages technologies for the Internet, today announced its alliance with GlobalSight, the leading provider of infrastructure software and strategy for Web globalization. The alliance, marking the beginning of a series of collaborative functions, enables the two companies to co-market their enhanced globalization solutions.

kanhan.com joins GlobalSight's Global Alliance Program, consisting of leading-edge companies dedicated to helping customers achieve their global e-business initiatives. GlobalSight's infrastructure software and strategy automate the development and maintenance of multicultural, multilingual Web sites. GlobalSight's globalization management system (GMS), GlobalSight System3, automates the localization, leveraging, and global management of e-business content for delivering timely, relevant information online to multilingual, multicultural audiences. "We are more than pleased to work with GlobalSight. Their leading solution, together with our patented server-based languages technologies, shrinks the cost and amount of human time that needs to be spent on globalization," said Lawrence Mo, CEO of kanhan.com.

kanhan.com's plug-and-play online translation and publishing solution - HanWEB Publishing Server, targets all Chinese websites seeking to reach global Chinese communities. HanWEB enables Chinese Web content such as news articles and other similar information, together with any real-time data delivered via the Web, to be translated automatically and transparently from Traditional Chinese to Simplified Chinese, or vice versa, by its real-time rule-based and database-driven engine. The plug & play delivers an instant productivity gain, as only one database -- Traditional or Simplified -- needs to be maintained and updated. With minimum investment and no additional programming effort, any Chinese Web site can be ready in no time to deliver its content to global Chinese communities.

"We are pleased to market our globalization management system along with kanhan.com's language technologies. Our mutual customers will have the infrastructure in place to effectively manage their global e-businesses," said Patrick Cassady, vice president of business development for GlobalSight.

HanWEB guarantees delivery of every single Chinese character to any browser. Unlike most syllabic languages, such as English, for which words are created from a finite set of alphabet characters, Asian languages such as Chinese, Japanese and Korean (CJK) characters are symbolic (ideographic), that is, all characters, including newly created ones, are unique. There are effectively more than 50,000 distinct commonly used Chinese characters in CJK languages. Historically, the dynamic nature of CJK languages has required endless effort on globalization. However, this has changed with the introduction of server-based languages technologies, which enable CJK characters to be dynamically downloaded to browsers as a GIF for viewing. This means that a multilingual platform can operate on a host of Web-ready devices, including PC, Mac, Unix/Linux computers, WAP phone, set-top box and other emerging Web appliances.

About GlobalSight GlobalSight is the leading provider of infrastructure software and strategy required to develop and maintain global Web sites. The company's globalization management system (GMS), GlobalSight System3, automates the localization, leveraging, and global management of e-business content for delivering timely, relevant information online to multilingual, multicultural audiences. GlobalSight's comprehensive solutions help multinational companies increase international revenues, strengthen customer and partner loyalty, and build more consistent global brand. GlobalSight customers include Hewlett-Packard, GE, Palm Inc., Imation and Mercury Interactive. Investors include Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Deutsche Bank Capital Partners, Whitney & Co., 3i Group and Prot?mg?m. Visit GlobalSight at www.globalsight.com or e-mail info@globalsight.com.

About kanhan.com

Kanhan.com is the world's leading provider of server-based language technologies for the Internet, and a facilitator of e-commerce and value-added services provided be Web appliance manufacturers, telecom companies, ISPs, and portals.

HanWEB Publishing Server is a patent technology in Hong Kong (HK Patent No. HK1024380, patent pending in USA, China, Taiwan, Japan and Korea.

 
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