Creator: FBReader group
(program for reading
on Personal computers and Laptops)
Program status: Free
size: 2.1 МБ
98/ ME/ 2000/ XP/ 2003/ Vista
TXT, HTML, Palmdoc, RTF, MS Word, CHM, zTxt, OEB, B2, OpenReader
FBReader is a program for electronic books reading distributed
for free including initial texts under license by GNU GPL. FBReader
for Windows XP uses code written by
Independent JPEG Group.
Reading books is a useful thing. Paper rustling is not popular
today, it's much more interesting to get an electronic text and read
it from your computer. And here you face certain inconveniencies.
You have to turn pages manually, put up with not very comfortable
for your eyes typing and make other compromises. Many problems can
be avoided if you use special software created for electronic books
After starting the application you can create book libraries
automatically. In program setting there's a folder on default which
is checked at starting. You can change it according to your wish.
There is an ability to enumerate ways. Lines are separated by colon.
Toolbar contains also bottoms of loading extra documents into the
library. After the first opening a file for reading it is added into
the group of books read.
When the book opens text coding and language are defined
automatically. If the definition is made with a mistake you can
change the data later manually.
Besides the main text the document may contain a complex
formatting, type style sheet. There's also a limited ability to show
images. Inside the document references and notes can be used. Status
line indicates page number as well as current system time.
If you have closed a program reading a certain document at the
next opening there will be an automatical transition to the
latest position. In other words you can keep on reading the book
from the point you stopped at.
While reading a book word division is carried automatically. It
is realized strictly observing the rules of the language the book is
written in. There's Russian support.
You can search text without taking into account letter case.
You can turn text on 90 degrees in both directions. This allows
not to change the orientation of the whole desktop if you turn your
The program allows to turn pages automatically with a certain
delay. Besides you can leave some lines from the previous page.
The application settings allow to indicate rules of stylesheet.
There's a possibility to indicate type and its parameters for the
main text, titles, references and other elements of formatting.
Compact and laconic interface without main menu suits program of
this class perfectly.
- Can directly work with archived texts in zip,
tar, gzip, bzip2
- Supports utf-8, us-ascii, windows-1251, windows-1252, koi8-r, ibm866, iso-8859-*, Big5, GBK codings
- Supports hyperlinks
- Memorizes the last open book
- Gives the list of latest open files
- Leads text search
- Full screen mode
- Screen turn at 90, 180 and 270 degrees
FBReader - program to read books