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Berlitz Chooses Ektron eWebEditPro for Multilingual Content Authoring

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Berlitz Chooses Ektron eWebEditPro for Multilingual Content Authoring

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Ektron, Inc., a provider of Web content-- authoring technologies, has announced that Berlitz Languages, Inc., a language services company, is among the first to integrate Ektron eWebEditPro into Microsoft Content Management Server 2001. Ektron eWebEditPro is a browser-based, multilingual Web editor that delivers comprehensive content-authoring functionality to business users. Berlitz chose eWebEditPro as the sole editing tool for http://www.berlitz.com, its flagship corporate site, which is built and managed using Microsoft Content Management Server.

Berlitz currently uses eWebEditPro to author content in English, German, Japanese, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, Hebrew, and Greek. Over the next year, Berlitz anticipates more than 1,000 users working in many additional languages.

Highlighting challenges associated with site internationalization, Sean Power, Berlitz's director of strategic technology, said it is not feasible to "lock down" content in a master language and then proceed with full localization. Berlitz requires a solution, he explained, that allows the company to manage existing content, add and update content, and grow sites over time-all while adding new languages. According to the announcement, this is now possible with Microsoft Content Management Server and Ektron eWebEditPro.

Berlitz's multi-language requirements include support for languages in more than 60 countries, display of multiple languages in a single page, browser-specific language display, multilingual search and display, and the ability for individual offices to create a local presence in more than 400 sites worldwide. …

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