Ascender global font rendering solution now shipping with Microsoft Office Communicator
Ascender Corp has licensed font technology to Microsoft that enhances the display of multilingual text in Microsoft Office Communicator. The Polycom® CX300 Desktop Phone is now shipping with the Ascender font solution.
Elk Grove Village, IL – November 16, 2009 -- Ascender Corporation, a leading provider of advanced font products, announced today that font technology it licensed to Microsoft Corporation for enhanced multilingual text display is now shipping in the Polycom® CX300 Desktop Phone. Ascender worked with the Microsoft Office Communicator team to develop a solution for displaying complex scripts on devices with low resolution screens to achieve optimal clarity.
Ascender worked together with Nuance Communications to integrate high quality fonts with Nuance’s T9® Output multilingual rich text rendering engine. The fonts and technology provide Microsoft Office Communicator with the ability to display complex non-Latin scripts as part of a device user interface.
The fonts supplied by Ascender enable support for languages and scripts including Latin, Cyrillic, Greek, Arabic, Hebrew, Thai, Devanagari, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese. This provides companies with the ability to develop multilingual user interfaces in products for global markets.
“Ascender is proud to combine its font expertise with technology from Nuance and to design a solution that works with Microsoft Office Communicator,” said Brian Kraimer, Vice President of Ascender Corporation. “This allows devices with a low power processor, limited memory, and a low resolution display to offer rich multilingual text as part of the user interface,” he added.
The Polycom CX300 Desktop Phone is the newest member of the Polycom CX product family, a broad array of devices designed specifically for use with Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2. The Polycom CX products offer a lower total cost of ownership as part of a complete unified communications experience. Microsoft Office Communicator is a unified communications application that offers advanced presence-enabled features including instant messaging (IM), voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), video and desktop sharing.
Ascender Corporation is a leading provider of advanced font products. Ascender's founders are font industry experts and have been involved in developing many of the most important and influential fonts used in computers, mobile devices, consumer electronics and software products. Ascender provides multilingual, custom font development for a wide range of customers including creative professionals, enterprises, software developers and hardware manufacturers. Ascender also provides an extensive collection of TrueType & OpenType fonts for download to graphic designers and consumers through its font websites, including www.AscenderFonts.com.
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