I've nerver heard a company name such as "kurzweil" and I have no clue
waht this Kurzweil 1000 - Version 9 is about. But at least they mention
wikipedia- so it must be good.
Mathias Schindler [[de:Benutzer:Mathias Schindler]]
June 28, 2004 09:30 AM US Eastern Timezone
Kurzweil Educational Systems Announces Kurzweil 1000 Version 9 With
Expanded Online Search, Portability and Information Sharing
BEDFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 28, 2004--
Company Kicks-off Annual Pricing Promotion and Introduces New "Refer
a Friend" Program
Kurzweil Educational Systems, Inc., innovator of reading technology for
individuals with visual or learning disabilities, today announced
Kurzweil 1000(TM) Version 9, the premier scanning and reading software
for people who are blind or visually impaired. The latest version of the
software makes printed pages and electronic archives more accessible and
usable than ever before with a new online encyclopedia search and
retrieval capability, broadened support for Web repositories, more
accurate scanning, enhanced DAISY and portable device support, and
better navigation through document linking.
"Computer users everywhere are demanding more and better online access
for communication, and for business, personal or academic research, and
Kurzweil 1000 users are no different," said Stephen Baum, Chief
Technology Officer at Kurzweil Educational Systems. "As online resources
expand, so will Kurzweil 1000's access to those resources. We will
continue to develop best-of-breed tools to access information--in
whatever form it may take."
"Kurzweil 1000 was a tremendous help to me as a college student and
continues to be very helpful to me now as a working adult," said Vince
Tomassetti, Assistive Technology Coordinator for Assistive Technology -
British Columbia (Canada). "Kurzweil 1000 not only reads books and
documents aloud, but with the extensive online search and retrieval
capabilities, I can also research information for whatever my purpose.
And the best part of all is, I can transfer text and MP3 files to
portable devices, like Book Port, and take my reading with me wherever I
Kurzweil 1000 Version 9 new features give users:
-- Expanded Online Search and Retrieval - Support for online
encyclopedias, such as Columbia Encyclopedia and Wikipedia from
Wikimedia Foundation as well as access to additional Web repositories,
including American Foundation for the Blind's (AFB) AccessWorld and
Talking Newspaper Association of the United Kingdom, complement the
online book and magazine search capabilities and the already notable
list of accessible Web repositories.
-- More Accurate Scanning - A new Optical Character Recognition (OCR)
engine, ScanSoft(R) OCR(C), and an update of the ABBYY FineReader(TM)
OCR engine provide the most accurate recognition available.
-- Additional Study Tools - Notes and Document Link options expand an
already powerful set of study tools. The Notes feature provides an
additional way to annotate documents. The new Document Link feature
allows users to explore existing links to dynamically navigate within
the same document, another document or Web site to access needed
-- Increased Portability - Support for Book Port(TM) extends the list of
portable devices to which Kurzweil 1000 can transfer text and MP3 files.
-- Talking Business Calculator - A new full-function talking business
calculator performs, for example, financial functions for loans,
mortgages, leases, savings, annuities and more.
Version 9's new features expand upon the extensive list of existing
features in Kurzweil 1000, including state-of-the-art synthetic speech
options, color scanning, flexible writing and editing tools, the ability
to send files to e-mail, Braille embosser compatibility, and
photocopier, fax and calculator applications.
Availability, Pricing and Summer Promotions
Kurzweil 1000 Version 9 is scheduled to ship to customers later this
summer and can be previewed at the 2004 National Federation of the Blind
(NFB) Convention, June 29-July 5 in Atlanta, Georgia; the 2004 American
Council of the Blind (ACB) National Convention, July 3-10 in Birmingham,
Alabama; and the 2004 Association for Education and Rehabilitation of
the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER) International Conference, July
13-18 in Orlando, Florida.
A single license of Kurzweil 1000 retails for $995. Volume pricing is
also available. Through October 29, 2004, Kurzweil Educational Systems
is also offering customers:
-- A discount of $100 off the retail price of any new, full-product
purchase of a Kurzweil 1000 license.
-- The opportunity to participate in the new Refer a Friend Program in
which registered Kurzweil 1000 users who refer a new customer who buys a
Kurzweil 1000 license receive a $50 American Express gift certificate.
Kurzweil 1000 can be purchased directly from Kurzweil Educational
Systems at 800-894-5374 (within the U.S. or Canada) or 781-276-0600
(outside the U.S. or Canada), or from Kurzweil Educational Systems'
worldwide network of resellers listed at
About Kurzweil Educational Systems, Inc.
Kurzweil Educational Systems, founded in 1996, is the industry leader
and innovator of reading, writing and learning solutions for people with
learning disabilities, and people who are blind or visually impaired.
Ray Kurzweil, a co-founder of the original company, invented
computer-based reading machine technology 25 years ago to provide access
to printed text for the blind. With a pioneering history in developing
assistive technology, the company has received worldwide recognition for
enabling people with disabilities to lead more independent lives through
improved reading and writing abilities. Kurzweil Educational Systems
products have recently won a "Media and Methods Awards Portfolio" 2004
Award from Media and Methods magazine, a 2004 Bessie Award from ComputED
Gazette magazine, and a 2004 Codie Award from the Software & Information
Industry Association (SIIA). For more company or product information, or
to order online, visit www.kurzweiledu.com.
Kurzweil 1000 and Kurzweil Educational Systems, Inc., are trademarks of
the Kurzweil Educational Systems, Inc. Other company names and products
are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
Collaborative Insight, Inc.
Ellenann Haughey, 617-357-7715
At A Glance
Kurzweil Educational Systems, Inc.
Headquarters: Bedford, MA
CEO: Michael Sokol
Source: via Business Wire
Updated 05/10/2004 by company
> En is about to reach a milestone too (300,000), but
> I'm not sure if the
> media aren't already sick of our frequent press
> releases. :)
> Maybe we (en) should save up our press release for
> the half-million?
Agreed. The average over at
[[en:Wikipedia:Half-million pool]] puts it in about
6-8 months, so it's not worth it until then.
"The difference between extra-marital sex and extra marital sex is not to be sneezed at."
--George Will, on hyphen use
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It is always nice to have something to cheer about!
The nl:wikipedia exceeds 30.000 articles. I hope we will be able to continue like we do with some great articles and some brilliant people contributing to successes like this.
Somebody recently posted on the English Wikipedia's "Help Desk" with
what at first sight appeared to be a technical problem with skins:
they could not see "the most modern 'standard'" while logged in.
[ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Help_desk#Display_irk ]
I think, however, that they are just being confused by a rather
unhelpful choice of name - if you select "Standard" as your skin, you
get not the current default (which is called "MonoBook"), but the
previous one. It's now become a name for something that was previously
As I went on to say in my response, it's probably not a very good idea
having something called "standard" that's not standard any more -
perhaps we should try and come up with a "proper" name for it.
"Classic" would be a possibility, but not a very good one, since we
already have a "nostalgia"; "phase3" would be a bit dull (and
meaningless for most users)...
So here's my challenge to you all (developers and users alike, I hope
I don't annoy too many people by cross-posting this): come up with a
name, in retrospect, for the skin which didn't need a name until
MediaWiki 1.3, because it was just "standard".
Rowan Collins BSc
Haven't had much wiki'ing time lately. I started a new job, have been college testing like crazy (entrance/placement exams, CLEP [similar to AP], etc.), plus personal life stuff, so I have been busy!
I would like to thank Srtxg and whoever else it was (an IP ^_^) for helping to create the ᏂᎰᏂ (Nihoni - Japan) page on the Cherokee Wikipedia. I had authored that map some time ago and was having trouble with the uploading (the server was doing something rather odd, which seems to be under control now). ᏍᎩ!]
I particularly like that you threw in the following code:
Where can I get that? :) That's awesome! That gives me some motivation to do the ᏂᎰᏂ page. I'll be patterning it, at least in format, after:
That looks great! Thank you!
Now, I have a favor to ask of you guys. Would somebody please create a custom Wikipedia for me, and, if you feel particularly industrious, please upload it and place it on http://chr.wikipedia.org for me? I would be highly appreciative!
Wikipedia: ᏫᎩᏇᏗᎥ (Wikiquedia)
The Free Encylopedia: ᎠᏎᏊᎢ ᎠᏓᏃᎮᏎᏗ ᎪᏪᎵ (Asequui Adanohesedi Goweli)
(Cherokee uses a block-format syllabary; capitalization almost never used.)
You may need a font for this. I would recommend that you try the Aboriginal Serif and Aboriginal Sans fonts, available here:
Just use whichever you thinks looks the nicest. Traditionally, the Cherokee syllabary is always printed serif, but the handwritten forms are almost always sans. (The presence of serifs distinguishes certain letters, such as Ꮤ and Ꮃ, but it doesn't really matter at all, as long as a few particular glyphs are distinguished from one another within a font or handwritten style.)
Again, I would be very appreciative if you could do this for me. Thank you!
1. Re: Re: Theora and video policy... (Adon Metcalfe)
2. Re: Re: Theora and video policy... (Fennec Foxen)
3. Re: Re: Theora and video policy... (Adon Metcalfe)
4. Re: Re: Theora and video policy... (Ralesk Ne'vennoyx)
5. Re: Theora and video policy... (Rowan Collins [IMSoP])
6. Re: Re: Theora and video policy... (Brion Vibber)
7. meta vandalism (Anthere)
8. Re: meta vandalism (Adon Metcalfe)
9. Re: meta vandalism (Anthere)
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in the moment i am refreshing the interwiki-links in de: from the [[1.
Janaur]] to [[31. Dezember]] - and i found a lot of pages without
interwiki-links and also broken interwikilinks (the half of 28. May is
linked to 14. May, between 1. April and the 4. January the same.)
I would like to get in touch with other people from other wikipedias to run
the pybot and solve this problem.
Are there any comments oder people who would like to help?
Gentoo Linux: Gentoo Base System version 1.4.16
kernel-2.6.7 Pentium III (Coppermine)
Do me a favor, somebody, and create the following Wikipedias for me as soon as you get a chance:
http://mus.wikipedia.org/ -- Muscogee (Creek)
http://cho.wikipedia.org/ -- Choctaw
http://nv.wikipedia.org/ -- Navajo
I would also like to create a Wikipedia for the Mikasuki language, sort of a sister language to Muscogee, one of my ancestral languages. (My grandmother is Cherokee and my grandfather is Muscogee, although, due to my upbringing, I have a much stronger Cherokee background.) Mikasuki is used alongside Muscogee on many of the Seminole areas of Florida, and, although small by numbers, has an extremely vibrant population of speakers, young and old, actively promoting the language. I can easily be in touch with the Seminole reservations to inform them of the creation of a Mikasuki Wikipedia, which, I'm sure (knowing them) will excite them quite a bit.
Mikasuki does not have an ISO code. What is preferred to use in this case?
I am also readily in touch with Muscogee and Choctaw speakers. Choctaw is a particularly good candidate for Wiki'ing, for a SE First Nations language, as it has a good number of young, native speakers who could highly benefit from a Choctaw Wikipedia. Muskogee is also a good candidate for wiki'ing--it still has a good number of fluent speakers, but it is suffering from significant language shift, which is rather worrisome. Muskogee (unlike Cherokee) is easily learnable, for the most part, and has a robust but simple grammatical structure (much like Esperanto). I am in the process of learning it from native speakers.
Cherokee, on the other hand, with which I am gaining increased fluency, is a much harder language to quickly pick up, not because of irregularities, but because of its sheer grammatical complexity. Still, it is a very good candidate for Wiki'ing, and I am also adding Cherokee material to the Wikisource archives. Muskogee texts, with a little research and permission, may also be easily added.
You can find a large Muskogee archive here, if you are curious:
Cherokee has a large amount of written text out there, but only a small amount of it is online. There is, however, a large amount of conversational Cherokee (little of it actually being ORIGINAL!) available -- fire up Google with "o-si-yo" (a dumbly hyphenated version of the syllables that make up "hello") and you'll see what I mean!
Creek has the exact opposite situation. I am in the process of improving both of these situations and will have the first of many high quality IPA-friendly, Cherokee dialogues [with sound files of native-level speakers, including myself] and exercises up on my website, FNN:SE (http://www.nativesouth.org) by tomorrow afternoon. (My accent in Cherokee is at the native level--I just need to increase my fluency in Cherokee! My grandmother and great-grandmother speak English with Cherokee accents, even though they don't realize it!) I will also be adding a large amount of Cherokee source material to my website, within time, as well as to the Wikisource archives. All of my work is copyright-friendly, and ALL of it may be freely and mercilessly reproduced for the betterment of the Cherokee language.
Navajo needs a spot in Wikipedia. It has a HUGE number of native speakers, young and old, who grow up speaking the language more often than they speak English.
For all of these languages, I will set to work on creating their place in Wikipedia, and in advertising their presence to native speakers.
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How are you doing over there with your job? i hope fine
I am a regular visitor to your website and i have been enjoing it.
I would want you to help me answer this question
"A man who has reflected upon the principle of reasoning is much less likely to be decieved than one who is guided unconsciously by assumption which he has never examined. Discuss these assertion in detail"
It is a question gotten from Philosophy and logic.Please i would be glad if you can e-mail me the answer to my e-mail address (inventorfuture(a)yahoo.co.uk) as soon as possible
ALL-NEW Yahoo! Messenger - sooooo many all-new ways to express yourself
In the past week, I think meta has been vandalised every day, around 4
or 5 in the morning GMT+2. When no one is around, the vandal bot is
really giving a lot of clean up work afterwards.
Please, drop on meta from time to time to check situation.
Note : how to recognise there is a problem : usually, what you will see
is this :
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With regards to the discussion I prompted on Video formats, might I
suggest those people interested have a look at
To my knowledge, however, nobody has yet tried to actually add video to the
As far as all the charges of excessive idealism at work here in the
existing choice of Ogg Vorbis for sound and (prospectively) Theora
for video, might I just repeat the key point I made on that page:
there are no other open, unencumbered video formats available.
The choice is Theora or nothing.
"...the moral issues raised by driving a car, both from an
environmental and from a safety point of view, are much more
serious than those raised by sex" -- Peter Singer