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December 29, 2010

Apple, Cherokee Indians Partner on iPhone Language Capability

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By: Nathan Eddy, eWeek

While the age of smoke signals as a means of rapid communication has clearly passed, a partnership between slick computer maker Apple and members of the Cherokee Indian tribe in the U.S. suggest the spoken language of the country’s native inhabitants won’t be lost to history– the tribe is currently working with the company to develop Cherokee language software for Apple’s iPhone, iPod and iPad tablet devices. “There are countries vying to get on these devices for languages, so we are pretty excited we were included,” Joseph Erb, who works in the Cherokee Nation’s language technology division, told the Associated Press.

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