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Hangwang's Arabic offer

Hangwang Technology Company has responded to customers' demands from the last two editions of GITEX, by showcasing its prototype Arabic handwriting recognition software, built into its Hanvon Graphic Tablet.

Hangwang Technology Company has responded to customers' demands from the last two editions of GITEX, by showcasing its prototype Arabic handwriting recognition software, built into its Hanvon Graphic Tablet.

The multi-use tablet that is used by computer animation, special effects, engineering and design companies, boasts handwriting conversion software, but has previously been unable to translate Arabic.

"At the moment, the accuracy rate for Arabic is only 65%, but it is only a demo," explains international business department sales manager for Beijing-based Hangwang Technology Company, Frank Xu. "It is not a finished product, but we are working on it and hope to release the final product in March 2009," Xu says.

Hangwang hasn't previously seen a rise in its business after GITEX due to the "niche" market in which its product sits. However, with the new software, Xu sees more potential for success.

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