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ePUB was designed for liquid content, this means that an ePUB reader can optimize the flow of text for a particular device's display. ePUB will also support fixed-layout content. The ePUB format is intended as a single format that publishers and conversion houses can use in-house, as well as for distribution and sale.
EPUB became an official standard of the IDPF in September 2007, replacing the older Open eBook standard. In August 2009, the IDPF announced that they would begin work on maintenance tasks of the EPUB standard. There were 2 broad objectives defined by this group: The first set of activities governs maintenance of the current EPUB Standards, while the second set addresses the need to keep the Standards current and up-to-date.
In September 2012, ISO/IEC JTC1/SC34 re-established Ad Hoc Group 4 on EPUB of IDPF to prepare the creation of a Joint Working Group (JWG) for EPUB. EPUB 3 will be submitted as a Draft Technical Specification by the Korean National Body via the JTC 1 fast-track procedure and it will be assigned to the SC 34/JWG when approved.
The following software can read and display EPUB files:
|Software||License||Platform||DRM formats supported||Notes|
|Adobe Digital Editions||Proprietary||Windows, Mac OS X||Adobe Content Server||Requires online activation for ePub files with DRM.|
|Aldiko||??||Android||Adobe Content Server||Supports ePub for Android devices.|
|Cool Reader||Open Source (GPL)||Android, Windows, GNU/Linux, Mac OS||No DRM support||Supports only DRM-free ePUB files|
|Sumatra PDF||GPL||Windows||Adobe Content Server||Supports ePub for Windows devices.|
|AZARDI||Proprietary||Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux, Android, iOS||Package Obfuscation||Supports ePub 3, ePub 2. Fixed Layout, SMIL, DRM, Online and Mobile versions are available when used with AZARDI:Content Fulfilment Server.|
|BookGlutton||Proprietary||Web||?||Free online ePub reader focusing on the social aspects of reading.|
|Booki.sh||Proprietary||Web||?||Free online ePub reader with "satchel" (bookshelf) and off-line capabilities|
|calibre||GPL||Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux||None||Primarily for library management, conversion, and transferring to devices, it includes a reader. "Calibre: About".|
|Clearview Reader||Proprietary||Mac OS X||None||ebooks reader with library management and bookshelf. Supports ePub 2. PDF/MOBI/CHM also supported.|
|FBReader||GPL||Windows, GNU/Linux, Android, PDAs||None||Open source.|
|Google Books||Proprietary||Web application, Android, iOS||?||Supports downloading purchased books as ePub and/or PDF.|
|iBooks||Proprietary||iOS||FairPlay||Supports EPUB 2 and EPUB 3. Books not readable directly on computers (Mac or PC).|
|Kitabu||??||Mac OS X||None||Free ePub reader with library management. ePub 2 full support and ePub 3 partially supported. Includes QuickLook plugin.|
|Lektz||Proprietary||Android, iOS, Google Chrome Extensions||Lektz DRM||Supports PDF, ePUB2 and ePUB3 standard of ebooks.|
|Lexcycle Stanza||Proprietary||Windows, Mac OS X, iOS||Yes||Acquired by Amazon in 2009.|
|Lucifox||GPL||Windows, GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, Mozilla Firefox extension||None||Open source.|
|Mobipocket||Proprietary||Windows, BlackBerry, Symbian, Windows Mobile||None||Converts EPUB into .PRC on import.|
|Moon+ Reader||Proprietary||Android||None||Supports ePub and many other formats, with highlighting, annotations, and more|
|Okular||GPL||Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux||?||Open source|
|Readium||GPL||Chrome||None||Full-featured EPUB3 reader implemented as Chrome add-on|
|Scarlett||Proprietary||Mac OS X||None||Comes with QuickLook and Spotlight plugins.|
|English Books Reader||??||Android||No||Supports ePub for Android devices.|
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