Retail Decisions Rolls Out Multi-Language Anti-Fraud Technology

June 16, 2011

Anti-fraud solutions provider Retail Decisions (ReD) said its real-time fraud detection service for e-commerce, ReD Shield, now supports virtually every language. The London-based company said its adoption of multi-byte/double byte characters is significant news for online merchants particularly in Asia, as Japanese, Chinese and Korean are now available language options. More than half of all web pages use multi-byte/double byte, and it is the main character encoding used internationally online. According to ReD, enabling multi-byte/double byte internet communication is a hugely important tool in global e-commerce, particularly for businesses looking to trade in regions using Oriental languages. Whereas most non-Asian and Western European languages require less than two bytes per character, Oriental languages usually require three bytes.