May 20, 2005 12:58 PM PDT
Sun licenses Franklin spell-check software
Sun Microsystems has paid Franklin Electronic Publishers $800,000 to license software for correcting spelling and hyphenating words, Franklin announced on Friday. The software will be incorporated into future versions of StarOffice, Sun's competitor to Microsoft Office and a variant of the open-source OpenOffice.org suite.
The software works in 36 languages and also includes a thesaurus, Franklin said. Other licensees of the software include Adobe Systems and Macromedia.