WoodWing Software™ (<a href=”http://www.woodwing.com”>www.woodwing.com) has introduced Smart Hyphen™, which delivers enhanced hyphenation functionality to Adobe® InDesign® and InCopy® CS2. Smart Hyphen introduces the intelligent syllable technology of the *TALO™ language modules to InDesign and InCopy. “This is a huge advancement for our industry,” said Erik Schut, President of WoodWing Software. “The *TALO hyphenation modules are incredible. They’re capable of understanding the target language almost like a human. The module inserts hyphens and keeps the text flow comprehensible.” “We’re proud to announce the launch of Smart Hyphen after a fruitful cooperation with WoodWing Software,” said Jaap Woestenburg of *TALO B.V. “WoodWing and *TALO started to work together to add the best language technology to InDesign and InCopy, pushing InDesign beyond the edge of its possibilities. Smart Hyphen has become one of the very first full range hyphenators speaking the Unicode language across the full range of languages and its varieties.” “It’s extremely fast and it’s extremely accurate,” said Aad Droogh, WoodWing’s Technical Product Manager for Smart Hyphen. “The mechanism of the hyphenator is a process of pattern recognition, and it reacts instantaneously. Information is available in a very short time. The combination of this mechanism and the language model results in the hyphenator’s high speed.” Droogh said that another benefit of Smart Hyphen is that it accurately responds to new words. “New words are coming into the mainstream every day,” Droogh said. “Smart Hyphen correctly hyphenates new words, which is a huge benefit for the newspaper and magazine industries, where they see new words on almost a daily basis.” Droogh said that Smart Hyphen works with most major languages, and thanks to extensive research by WoodWing and *TALO, it takes into account the unique structure of each language. “Each language has its own structure, because each language has its own peculiarities,” Droogh said. “Smart Hyphen recognizes that, and no matter what the language, it will provide fast, accurate hyphenations.” Droogh said the benefits of Smart Hyphen include: • Accuracy: High accuracy (up to 99.95%). Even complex compounds are correctly hyphenated. • Speed: No matter what language it’s being used for, large quantities of texts are hyphenated in a split second. • Language Specifics: Smart Hyphen is adept at solving all language-specific problems. • Exceptions: Exception can either be managed centrally or per single user. • Updates: Smart Hyphen offers new features each year. Language availabilities include American English, Australian English, Austrian German, Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Melayu, Basque, Belgian French, British English, Bulgarian, Byelorussian, Canadian English, Canadian French, Castillian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, Frisian, Galician, German (Traditional), German (Reformed), German (DPA), Greek, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Maltese, New Zealandic English, Norwegian-Bokmal, Norwegian-Nynorsk, Old Greek, Polish, Portugese-European, Portugese-Brazilian, Rhaeto-Romance, Romanian, Russian, Saami, Slovak, Slovenian, Afrikaans, South African, Spanish, Swedish, Swiss German, Turkish, Ukranian About *TALO *TALO is a Netherlands-based software company, specializing in the development of language modules. The company conceived, designed and developed the *TALO hyphenation system from a psychological, cognitive and language perspective. The system is based on a unified structure for syllabification that works in every alphabetical language. About WoodWing Since 1997, WoodWing Software engineers have worked with the Adobe InDesign engineering team to develop plug-ins and solutions for Adobe InDesign and InCopy. Through a combination of publishing industry experience and a deep knowledge of the Adobe InDesign/InCopy architecture, WoodWing Software offers solutions, productivity tools and plug-ins that make publishing with these programs faster, easier and much more effective.