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Service Enables Web Sites in Five Languages

Globalink introduced today Comprende WebMaster, a service that lets small companies offer their Web site in five additional languages as well as understand and reply to e-mail inquiries from overseas customers.

For a monthly subscription fee, Globalink provides on-demand machine translation of a company's site. The translation adequately presents to non-native-speaking visitors the "gist" of the information in their own native language.

Initially, visitors to a U.S. companies' site will be able to request and receive the information in French, Italian, German, Spanish, or Portuguese. Additional languages will be available over the next few months.

To get a site ready for translation, the small business pays a one-time setup fee of $250. Thereafter, companies pay a service fee of $30 per month per language, which includes dynamic, automatic content updates, or $100 a month to be able to offer all five languages. This pricing will cover most small company sites or any site with an average of 4,000 page views or less per day.

Comprende WebMaster translation makes the whole site available to the visitor in his or her native language, even keeping intact the links companies have made between other sections of the site.