A2iA announced today the availability of a2ia TextReader™ V5.0. With this new version, global enterprises and business processing organizations can address additional languages, including Simplified and Traditional Chinese, as well as Russian, with the support for Cyrillic characters. Currently supported Western languages - English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German and Italian – also see an increase in performance, boasting on average 14% higher accuracy rates for cursive handwriting.