SOURCE: Kiersted / Systems, Inc.

January 22, 2008 11:46 ET

Kiersted / Systems Announces Expanded Complex Foreign Language Processing Capabilities

Processing Capability Now Fully Unicode-Compliant

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - January 22, 2008) - Kiersted / Systems (www.kierstedsystems.com), a seasoned leader in electronic discovery and legal technology consulting, today announced a significant expansion of the company's complex foreign language processing capabilities. As worldwide commerce grows at an unprecedented rate, it is imperative that legal technology systems have the ability to process data in virtually any foreign language.

To further their commitment to their expanding e-discovery services, Kiersted / Systems has recently completed extensive system and network updates, thus making them fully Unicode-compliant. As opposed to single-byte ASCII-code system compliance, Unicode compliance ensures that Kiersted / Systems can seamlessly sweep and extract foreign language data from archives, and post the files into the company's secure databases. In addition, Kiersted / Systems can now search for foreign language text across a virtually limitless range of languages and character sets.

"Kiersted / Systems has significant experience supporting the urgent legal technology needs of global corporations," said George Kiersted, Founder and President of Kiersted / Systems. "In addition to the Latin-based languages, our clients require legal technology solutions for Russian, Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Greek and Hebrew to name just a handful of languages. With these new Unicode-compliant updates, we can seamlessly process data in virtually any foreign language."

Some of the many supported languages include:

--  Arabic
--  Brahmic (including Bengali, Hindi, Punjabi)
--  Cyrillic (including Russian, Turkmen)
--  Greek
--  Han (including Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese)
--  Hebrew
--  Latin (including Czech, Dutch, French, Italian, Spanish, Swedish)
    

About Kiersted / Systems:

Kiersted / Systems, Inc. is a seasoned leader in electronic discovery and legal technology consulting, offering customized solutions to help businesses of all sizes manage the complexities of today's legal environment. Their team of experienced, senior people is committed to providing quality service to meet every client's legal technology needs. Kiersted /Systems was named among the Top 10 service providers in the Socha-Gelbmann Electronic Discovery Survey. Founded in 1984, Kiersted / Systems is headquartered in Houston, Texas. For more information, visit www.kierstedsystems.com or call 866-543-7789.

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