Adobe Systems Inc. today announced that it’s offering its Acrobat eBook Reader for international markets. Localized versions of the software are available in French, German and Spanish and can be downloaded free from Adobe’s Web site. Localized content is also available from the “Bookstore” button within the eBook reader itself.
Adobe’s Acrobat eBook Reader provides users with access to graphically rich content developed using Adobe’s Portable Document Format (PDF), according to Adobe eBooks director James Alexander. “Adobe recognizes the benefits of eBooks for professional and international markets and we are determined to extend the availability of our eBook Reader to anyone who would benefit from this technology.”
eBooks have been created to replace college textbooks, product manuals and children’s books. Adobe’s technology enables users to highlight text, make annotations, display content in a two-page layout, apply electronic bookmarks, search for text and access the Web. Adobe noted that its Acrobat eBook Reader is the only such software available in German, French and Spanish for both PC and Mac users.