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The Latest in Language Translation

The latest in language translation software. I'm Fred Fishkin with Bootcamp, a report on computers and technology. Imagine being able to talk into a microphone and have what you say translated into any one of thirty three languages. That's what a company called Language Force says it's new software can do. Company head Ian SimpsonÂ…

"We are partnering with IBM, so now all you have to do is speak English and it will type in your wordprocessor automatically or your email and then with a push of a button you can now translate to Chinese, French, Spanish, any one of thirty three languages and then you can send it out via email or you can print it or you can fax it."

The price is a remarkable 89 dollars. The customers for the softwareÂ…

"The real user for the Universal Translator is literally everyone. Because now with the world being as small as it is with the Internet, we receive email and send email and speak with people via chat rooms everyday all over the world."

That was computer speak for bon jour. The software can give actual speech translations, besides text, in 9 languagesÂ… (sound) French isn't quite so romantic when spoken by Mssr. Computer. You can find more information on the web at

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