Lionbridge Joins DITA Technical Committee

Lionbridge Technologies, Inc., (Nasdaq: LIOX - News), today announced that it has joined the Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) working group as a member of the technical committee. As a committee member, Lionbridge will work closely with the group to ensure that the emerging standard provides an appropriate methodology for companies that publish content globally to easily translate materials from source language to target languages.

In support of the mission of the working group, Lionbridge has also released a whitepaper titled "DITA in Localization: Five steps to ensure successful localization using the DITA framework." The paper outlines best practices for organizations to follow when implementing DITA, and five steps to take during the DITA roll-out process that will optimize the customization for future content translation efforts. Organizations who publish content in multiple languages will benefit from the practical information contained in the paper, designed to assist with their DITA implementation.

The paper is available today to the public and can be found online at

"As the global leader in localization services and a significant outsourced content developer ourselves, it is imperative that Lionbridge stays current with content creation standards work," said Kevin Bolen, chief marketing officer, Lionbridge. "The momentum behind DITA is remarkable. As the standard continues to evolve we will participate in its development, and work with the group to ensure that organizations are able to easily translate content developed using the DITA standard."

About Lionbridge

Lionbridge Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: LIOX - News) is a leading provider of globalization and testing services. Lionbridge combines global resources with proven program management methodologies to serve as an outsource partner throughout a client's product and content lifecycle -- from development to globalization, testing and maintenance. Global organizations in all industries rely on Lionbridge services to increase international market share, speed adoption of global products and content, and enhance their return on enterprise applications and IT system investments. Based in Waltham, Mass., Lionbridge now maintains more than 50 solution centers in 25 countries and provides services under the Lionbridge and VeriTest brands. To learn more, visit

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