Snowbound Software Releases Support for Unicode Alphabets In VirtualViewer Java Menus

August 31, 2009 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
WATERTOWN, MA — Snowbound Software, the pioneering leader of document viewing and conversion technology, announced today that it has expanded its language support within VirtualViewer's User Interface (UI) to include Unicode characters. This enhancement enables VirtualViewer to display menus, dialogue boxes and tool tips in Russian, Hebrew, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and other languages with multi-byte characters.

"I am very enthusiastic about extending our support to include Unicode characters to further extend our viewer's international market penetration. The ability to support languages by using UTF-8 rather than ASCII enables organizations to rely on and utilize a single viewing application regardless of the user's location and language," said Chris Moynihan, product manager for Snowbound Software. "This simplifies implementation, training, maintenance, and support for both users and administrators."

VirtualViewer is Snowbound's high-speed document and image viewer that provides annotation, redaction, and manipulation capabilities for a wide variety of document and image formats. It integrates easily with multiple content and document management systems, providing users with a single UI to view virtually all of their content. VirtualViewer is available as a Java applet, Java applet and content server combination, and as a Zero Footprint AJAX option in either Java or .NET. Currently double byte character support is available in the Java applet and applet/servlet options.

The applet can be configured as a floating or embedded viewer to meet specific business requirements. Users have the ability to configure toolbars, menus and keyboard shortcuts to tailor to their needs. The system administrator can also easily configure any language they need to display in the applet's UI by using Unicode representation in a custom assets file.
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