A new tool for disaster alert – Multilingual Mobile Messenger

Multilingual Mobile Messenger

MIT’s Technology Review has a interesting news story of a mobile messaging alerting system that transcends reliance on UNICODE font rendering standards to translate a message into multiple languages.

Geneva Software Technologies in Bangalore, India, has developed software that will translate English text messages into multiple languages and send a translation to any cellular phone or mobile device in the world, no matter what character set it’s programmed to use. India’s Ministry of Science and Technology announced in February that it intends to use Geneva’s system to deliver disaster alerts.

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