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                                                                Contact:        Tim Higginson
                                                                                (847) 962-1623
                                                                              tim@yuvee.com

Product Launch: Yuvee, Inc. introduces software that, for the
first time globally, makes it easy to type and edit Chinese
characters on computers directly using a complete set of
Chinese brushstrokes.

Highland Park, Illinois. July 25, 2005.
What does the software do? The Yuvee software enables people to write and edit Chinese
characters on computers using only Chinese brushstrokes. Before this Yuvee product, no
complete set of Chinese brushstrokes has been available for computers. The Unicode
Consortium, the gatekeeper for languages on computers, does not even have a complete set of
brushstrokes for Chinese. This is comparable to never having made the individual letters of the
English alphabet available on computers.

The Yuvee software comes with two complete sets of Chinese brushstrokes, a classic font (based
on the Liu style) and a modern font (based on computer-generated characters), and the ability to
add new brushstroke fonts.

It also comes with an innovative system to allow people to learn to write and communicate with
two-dimensional ideographs. This system works identically to writing with Chinese brushstrokes,
except that the brushstrokes are replaced by fun pictographs of real things, so writers can create
their own ideographs to tell stories or convey ideas and emotions without knowing Chinese
brushstrokes. It is an easy intermediate step, and it is revolutionary in its own right as a way to
add life and dimension to traditional linear alphabet-based languages. We call these ideograms
“Squawks,” with a tag line “Add Squawk to your Talk,” because it is intended to be fun and catch
the reader’s attention.

Background on Written Chinese. Critical to learning to write Chinese and to understand written
Chinese, is (1) to choose the correct brushstroke for each part of a Chinese character; (2) to
place each brushstroke in its correct location on a two-dimensional grid; and (3) to sequence the
brushstrokes correctly. The Yuvee software gives the user the ability to practice each of these in
an easy system that closely follows the process a writer would use with pencil and paper, so it is
immediately familiar to even a beginning Chinese writer. This is how Chinese have written on
paper for centuries, but it has never before been available on computers.

Why is this a break-through? No other computer software lets people write entirely in Chinese
using brushstrokes to directly create and edit characters. Current Chinese character entry
systems require users to choose and insert whole characters at a time. That is analogous to
being forced to write in English by entering whole words and phrases, with no access to the
individual alphabet, and, even worse, to choosing your whole words and phrases by spelling them
phonetically using a foreign language. That is almost impossible to imagine, and yet it is the way
people write Chinese on computers. The predominant way Chinese characters are entered, even
in China, is by typing in Pinyin, which uses the English alphabet to spell the phonetic
pronunciation of the Chinese character. Then, a choice of characters pops up on the user’s
screen. The user then selects the correct character with the mouse. If the correct character is
not shown, the user must access a pull-down set of other character choices or type in a new
phonetic spelling. This requires many steps, and requires a person writing in Chinese to use the
English alphabet. You can learn more about existing Chinese text entry systems at
www.mozilla.org/projects/intl/input-method-spec.html. Also, you can see from the Unicode
Consortium website (www.unicode.org) that Chinese, Japanese and Korean characters are
lumped together under a category called CJK, and you will also find that only whole characters
are available under its auspices.

Globally Important. Because of the economic and political importance of China to the US and
other countries, the Yuvee software that substantially advances the ease of learning and
understanding of written Chinese writing is a globally important product introduction. The Yuvee
software moves the ability to quickly and easily learn and understand written Chinese to a whole
new level, and will also be of interest to both beginners and advanced Chinese writers.

Distinguishing features of our software include: (1) entry of any Chinese character by using
brushstrokes directly in Word documents (that can be saved, edited and emailed); (2) editing of
Chinese characters by brushstroke; (3) intuitive and simple-to-learn system, requires only 3
steps: choose a brushstroke, put it in the right location in the character, do this again until the
character is complete; (4) takes only minutes to learn the system, and, therefore, lets the user
focus on learning brushstrokes and characters almost immediately rather than reading a software
manual; (5) comes with two complete brushstroke fonts: a set of classic brushstrokes and a set
of modern brushstrokes; (6) the entire system is based around 12 keys, so it can be built directly
into mobile phones or as a small, physical keypad in addition to the software product line; (7) the
software is easy to integrate into beginner, intermediate and advanced courses teaching written
Chinese and (8) comes with the innovative “Squawk” system for teaching the power of writing in
two dimensions separately from teaching Chinese brushstrokes.

More Information: For more press information and press kit materials, please visit your
website at www.yuvee.com, click anywhere on any of the home page “enter here” choices, and
then click on “Pressroom” in the left hand column. Enter the username “press” and the password
“pressinfo” to access the press-only information, which contains photos, brochures, screen
captures, quick-start guides and other materials.

Availability: The software is available now; a free 10 day trial can be downloaded from
Yuvee’s website, www.yuvee.com. The software can be purchased directly from the trial versions
for $24.95. The software is for PCs and laptops that are running Windows XP and 2000, and
Microsoft Word. Versions for machines running on Apple and Linux operating systems are in the
planning stages..

About Yuvee, Inc.: Yuvee is a technology company headquartered in Highland Park, IL,
which is just north of Chicago. The company’s focus is to make consumer electronics easy for
everyday people by providing simple and intuitive user interfaces. The US patent for the Yuvee
keypad, in both its physical and virtual forms, has issued, and Yuvee has patents pending
worldwide, including in China. Yuvee is a trademark of Yuvee, Inc.

Company contact information: Tim Higginson                                Tel (847) 962-1623
                                         Yuvee, Inc.                      Fax (847) 433-6123
                                         Highland Park, IL 60035          www.yuvee.com

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Yuvee press release 2005.1 yuvee announces chinese brushstroke software functionality

  • 1. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Tim Higginson (847) 962-1623 tim@yuvee.com Product Launch: Yuvee, Inc. introduces software that, for the first time globally, makes it easy to type and edit Chinese characters on computers directly using a complete set of Chinese brushstrokes. Highland Park, Illinois. July 25, 2005. What does the software do? The Yuvee software enables people to write and edit Chinese characters on computers using only Chinese brushstrokes. Before this Yuvee product, no complete set of Chinese brushstrokes has been available for computers. The Unicode Consortium, the gatekeeper for languages on computers, does not even have a complete set of brushstrokes for Chinese. This is comparable to never having made the individual letters of the English alphabet available on computers. The Yuvee software comes with two complete sets of Chinese brushstrokes, a classic font (based on the Liu style) and a modern font (based on computer-generated characters), and the ability to add new brushstroke fonts. It also comes with an innovative system to allow people to learn to write and communicate with two-dimensional ideographs. This system works identically to writing with Chinese brushstrokes, except that the brushstrokes are replaced by fun pictographs of real things, so writers can create their own ideographs to tell stories or convey ideas and emotions without knowing Chinese brushstrokes. It is an easy intermediate step, and it is revolutionary in its own right as a way to add life and dimension to traditional linear alphabet-based languages. We call these ideograms “Squawks,” with a tag line “Add Squawk to your Talk,” because it is intended to be fun and catch the reader’s attention. Background on Written Chinese. Critical to learning to write Chinese and to understand written Chinese, is (1) to choose the correct brushstroke for each part of a Chinese character; (2) to place each brushstroke in its correct location on a two-dimensional grid; and (3) to sequence the brushstrokes correctly. The Yuvee software gives the user the ability to practice each of these in an easy system that closely follows the process a writer would use with pencil and paper, so it is immediately familiar to even a beginning Chinese writer. This is how Chinese have written on paper for centuries, but it has never before been available on computers. Why is this a break-through? No other computer software lets people write entirely in Chinese using brushstrokes to directly create and edit characters. Current Chinese character entry systems require users to choose and insert whole characters at a time. That is analogous to being forced to write in English by entering whole words and phrases, with no access to the individual alphabet, and, even worse, to choosing your whole words and phrases by spelling them phonetically using a foreign language. That is almost impossible to imagine, and yet it is the way people write Chinese on computers. The predominant way Chinese characters are entered, even in China, is by typing in Pinyin, which uses the English alphabet to spell the phonetic pronunciation of the Chinese character. Then, a choice of characters pops up on the user’s screen. The user then selects the correct character with the mouse. If the correct character is not shown, the user must access a pull-down set of other character choices or type in a new phonetic spelling. This requires many steps, and requires a person writing in Chinese to use the
  • 2. English alphabet. You can learn more about existing Chinese text entry systems at www.mozilla.org/projects/intl/input-method-spec.html. Also, you can see from the Unicode Consortium website (www.unicode.org) that Chinese, Japanese and Korean characters are lumped together under a category called CJK, and you will also find that only whole characters are available under its auspices. Globally Important. Because of the economic and political importance of China to the US and other countries, the Yuvee software that substantially advances the ease of learning and understanding of written Chinese writing is a globally important product introduction. The Yuvee software moves the ability to quickly and easily learn and understand written Chinese to a whole new level, and will also be of interest to both beginners and advanced Chinese writers. Distinguishing features of our software include: (1) entry of any Chinese character by using brushstrokes directly in Word documents (that can be saved, edited and emailed); (2) editing of Chinese characters by brushstroke; (3) intuitive and simple-to-learn system, requires only 3 steps: choose a brushstroke, put it in the right location in the character, do this again until the character is complete; (4) takes only minutes to learn the system, and, therefore, lets the user focus on learning brushstrokes and characters almost immediately rather than reading a software manual; (5) comes with two complete brushstroke fonts: a set of classic brushstrokes and a set of modern brushstrokes; (6) the entire system is based around 12 keys, so it can be built directly into mobile phones or as a small, physical keypad in addition to the software product line; (7) the software is easy to integrate into beginner, intermediate and advanced courses teaching written Chinese and (8) comes with the innovative “Squawk” system for teaching the power of writing in two dimensions separately from teaching Chinese brushstrokes. More Information: For more press information and press kit materials, please visit your website at www.yuvee.com, click anywhere on any of the home page “enter here” choices, and then click on “Pressroom” in the left hand column. Enter the username “press” and the password “pressinfo” to access the press-only information, which contains photos, brochures, screen captures, quick-start guides and other materials. Availability: The software is available now; a free 10 day trial can be downloaded from Yuvee’s website, www.yuvee.com. The software can be purchased directly from the trial versions for $24.95. The software is for PCs and laptops that are running Windows XP and 2000, and Microsoft Word. Versions for machines running on Apple and Linux operating systems are in the planning stages.. About Yuvee, Inc.: Yuvee is a technology company headquartered in Highland Park, IL, which is just north of Chicago. The company’s focus is to make consumer electronics easy for everyday people by providing simple and intuitive user interfaces. The US patent for the Yuvee keypad, in both its physical and virtual forms, has issued, and Yuvee has patents pending worldwide, including in China. Yuvee is a trademark of Yuvee, Inc. Company contact information: Tim Higginson Tel (847) 962-1623 Yuvee, Inc. Fax (847) 433-6123 Highland Park, IL 60035 www.yuvee.com