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Loqu8 Announces Webster's Digital Chinese Dictionary (WDCD)

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Finding words in an English dictionary isn’t difficult for those who know the alphabet, but looking up words in a Chinese dictionary ranges from tedious to impossible. Loqu8’s new e-book series, the …

Finding words in an English dictionary isn’t difficult for those who know the alphabet, but looking up words in a Chinese dictionary ranges from tedious to impossible. Loqu8’s new e-book series, the Webster’s Digital Chinese Dictionary (WDCD), allows anyone to quickly find words and definitions up to 10 times faster than a printed Chinese-English dictionary.

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  • 1. For Release: March 15, 2010 at 7am PDT Loqu8 Releases Webster’s Digital Chinese Dictionary New Chinese-English E-Books Features Fast Searches in Chinese, English, Pinyin and Bopomofo MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – Finding words in an English dictionary isn’t difficult for those who know the alphabet, but looking up words in a Chinese dictionary ranges from tedious to impossible. Loqu8’s new e-book series, the Webster’s Digital Chinese Dictionary (WDCD), allows anyone to quickly find words and definitions up to 10 times faster than a printed Chinese-English dictionary. Find words in Chinese, English, Pinyin and Bopomofo with Loqu8’s Webster’s Digital Chinese Dictionary (WDCD). View, search and print any pages. Loqu8’s DRM-free format is compatible with most e-Books and PDF viewers. “In today’s fast-paced world, users need to quickly access and understand information,” said Jim Hsia, Vice President of Marketing for Loqu8. “Users who need both speed and flexibility will be excited about the Webster’s Digital Chinese Dictionary. Each dictionary entry is arranged in English alphabetical order by Pinyin phonetics. As an Adobe PDF based e-book, this is the first dictionary that allows users to find words using traditional or simplified Chinese, English, Pinyin or Bopomofo.” Loqu8 Press Release www.loqu8.com Page 1 of 3
  • 2. For desktop and notebook users, the WDCD is designed for maximum legibility with simplified and traditional Chinese glyphs presented in larger, crisper fonts. Mobile e-book users will find the WDCD to be the perfect complement for immediate reference. By using a DRM-free PDF format, users may also copy and print selected pages for personal reference—another first for Chinese-English dictionaries. WDCD is available in five editions to meet the widest range of users. Each edition is filled with the most common set of contemporary words, names and idioms.  WDCD Advanced Reference Edition (over 2940 pages and 84,000 entries) includes idioms plus names of world leaders, countries, companies and even product names. Each word entry is in Chinese, Pinyin, English and Bopomofo. The most comprehensive, unabridged compilation ever published by Loqu8. File size is about 24 MB.  WDCD Advanced Standard Edition (1500 pages and over 50,000 entries) includes names of world leaders, countries, companies and even product names. Each word entry is in Chinese, Pinyin, English and Bopomofo. This edition is the standard reference for serious student and scholars.  WDCD Standard Edition (1500 pages and over 50,000 entries) includes names of world leaders, countries, companies and even product names. Includes all the entries of the WDCD Advanced Standard Edition, but excludes Bopomofo. Each word entry is in Chinese, Pinyin and English. The essential reference for businesses.  WDCD Basic Edition (over 140 pages and 10,000 entries). Each word entry is in Chinese, Pinyin and English. This edition is ideal for students who are starting to learn Chinese.  WDCD Pinyin Starter Edition (nearly 100 pages and more than 7,000 entries) provides quick access to the popular words and phrases on the web and in print. Each word entry is in Simplified Chinese, Pinyin and English. For users who are just learning Chinese or need an occasional reference, the WDCD Pinyin Starter Edition is the perfect choice. Pricing, Promotions and Availability Retail prices for the Loqu8 Webster’s Digital Chinese Dictionary range from $70 USD to $10 USD. For a limited time, the WDCD Pinyin Starter Edition, a $10 USD retail value, may be downloaded for free. See http://www.loqu8.com/products/dictionary/download.wdcd.htm for details. Other WDCD editions are available immediately at introductory prices. Loqu8 Press Release www.loqu8.com Page 2 of 3
  • 3. About Loqu8 Loqu8 is a leader in augmented learning software with over 13,000 users in 22 countries. This user- guided, on-demand learning model is the result of years of research at Stanford University in cognitive science and information processing. The company's innovative iNtuition™ information management engine uses ultra-fast LiveScan technologies to display information in a pop-up window—all in a fraction of a second. Loqu8, a privately-held corporation with headquarters in Silicon Valley, is a member of Microsoft’s BizSpark Program and an early-adopter of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. For more information, visit www.loqu8.com. Products or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners. ### Loqu8 Press Release www.loqu8.com Page 3 of 3

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