We are pleased to announce our development of an exciting and important
technology breakthrough; one that enhances the capability of truly teaching worldwide.
Lesson~Designer now includes a new, powerful, multi-language handling feature.
As we are all aware, language barriers can seriously limit the effectiveness of reaching
students worldwide, or, from a defense or international business standpoint can seriously
affect information gathering and the conducting of business.
To solve this dilemma expensive solutions may require communicants around the world to
communicate not only in English but all foreign languages. Even if we accept this expensive,
unrealistic solution, the recurring replacement and rotation of staff and the resultant
language training required will be time consuming and expensive.
Another solution would be to communicate with email messages. Here, however,
the recipient (a sales executive, for example) would be at the risk of not being able
to read the sent text due to incompatible language character sets.
Still another solution would be to install all anticipated language character
sets (another costly investment) on a recipient's personal computer.
Once anyone on the receiving end opens a foreign language email message the text
will most likely be illegible, forcing the recipient to try different character sets for
decoding the received message. Even then it is probable that the message will not be
sufficiently legible and, equally critical, a crucial business opportunity or key
information could be lost. Precious time wasted attempting to decode an illegible
message could be a key factor in failing to secure a lucrative contract or making
a strategic decision. With Lesson~Designer information will be legible at once.
Why do we receive illegible messages?
A major causal factor in the receipt of illegible messages over the Internet is the
adoption of incompatible standards by a multitude of system developers and manufacturers.
Depending on their respective locations, these system vendors adhere to standards set by either ISO (International Organization for Standardization) or ANSI (American National Standards Institute). While the latter focuses on the U.S., the former is adhered to in other countries. Both organizations oversee the creation, promulgation and use of norms and guidelines that directly impact businesses in nearly every sector.
Both organizations are dedicated to enhancing competitiveness by promoting and facilitating
voluntary consensus standards and conformity assessment systems, and safeguarding their integrity. Unfortunately, however, certain standards set by each respective organization may not be compatible. This issue has occurred in software and systems used in negotiating the Internet. The problem that has resulted is that in the sending of foreign languages on the Internet over all types of systems and disciplines the chances of incompatibility are significant, and will often result in the receiving of useless, illegible messages or data.
Additionally, for similar reasons spam filter rules may alter and make messages unreadable.
Lesson~Designer, then, is an effective and efficient solution.
It requires only a native language digital keyboard on the sender's end
and an Internet connection. A sender's message typed in his/her own native
language will be kept character-intact until the recipient accesses that message.
Thus, non-English speaking students, customers, suppliers, information sources and
agents - Chinese, Arabic, Hebrew, Russian, French, Japanese, Korean, Spanish,
Greek - using their respective language digital keyboard, can use Lesson~Designer for
typing and sending a note in their own native language.
No matter what language keyboard or system configuration is utilized, with Lesson~ Designer the receiver receives the same characters that the sender types. No special character receiver sets are required on the receiving end. Lesson~Designer, which resides on the server, permits the acceptance of "strange" character sets. Thus, while most systems require both receiver and sender to have the same language handling "configuration", with Lesson~Designer, it does not matter what character set the sender or receiver is using. Why? Because Lesson~Designer was designed from the ground up as an Internet-based system and not as a local PC-based system. As the sender types a message, Lesson~Designer retains those characters intact as written. Also, implicit in the design of Lesson~Designer are powerful security measures.
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There are 16 different character sets that Microsoft supports for
each of the Arabic speaking countries. Because of this, legibility issues
arise when messages are sent from one country to another. If, for example,
a Saudi businessman and his counterpart in Emirates are communicating in Arabic,
it is highly probable that the recipient will not be able to comprehend the message due
to differences in the character sets. With our Lesson~Designer software there
is no compatibility/legibility problem because the system was designed with a
universal Arabic character set to solve this issue.
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