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Sun licenses Franklin spell-check software

Sun Microsystems has paid Franklin Electronic Publishers $800,000 to license software for correcting spelling and hyphenating words.

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.