For fans of both Adobe Digital Editions ebook reading platform and the ePUB3 format, long-awaited good news is on its way. Adobe’s adoption of the ePUB3 standards is currently in private beta, and some sources say that full adoption for the public will be coming as early as the fall.
Even more information was available from Datalogics, who provided an inside look at what the rollout of the adoption could look like.
“Datalogics is happy to announce that significant progress has been made, and we expect to see the EPUB 3 support in Adobe Reader Mobile SDK and Adobe Digital Editions by this fall. In addition to adding the EPUB 3 rendering capability, Adobe will also add the DRM support to EPUB 3 content. Those of you planning to attend BookExpo America (BEA) in New York next can stop by the Datalogics booth for the latest updates and to hopefully see a preview of this new functionality.
“The EPUB 3 support in RMSDK is based on the Readium EPUB 3 technology. You can find more information from Readium’s website.
“Among many features from the EPUB 3 standard that Readium supports, you will find support for fixed layout, audio and video playing, MathML and many of the scripting features in the EPUB 3 standard.”
Screenshots and video are available from the Datalogics site, in a post on the Adobe adoption HERE.