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FBReader is an e-book reader. It currently works on the Sharp Zaurus, Siemens Simpad with Opensimpad ROM, Nokia Internet Tablet (Maemo platform), Archos PMA430, Motorola E680i/A780/A1200 smartphones, PepperPad 3, Asus Eee PC, IRex iLiad, UMPC, and desktop computers running Linux, Windows XP/Vista, or FreeBSD. It supports several e-book formats: epub, plucker, palmdoc, zTXT, HTML, CHM, fb2, TCR (psion text), OEB, OpenReader, RTF, non-DRM'ed Mobipocket, and plain text.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  24 Dec 2012 21:09

    Release Notes: This is first public release for MacOS. An application menu and keyboard shortcuts for popular actions were added. A new (multi page) preferences dialog was implemented. The page header is now shown by default in the main window instead of a scroll bar. Text search does not work in this release.

    •  30 Nov 2012 13:43

      Release Notes: In the network library, Cyrillic title rendering has been fixed, search history has been added, and miscellaneous bugs have been fixed. Bulgarian hyphenation patterns have been added.

      •  17 Nov 2012 22:34

        Release Notes: This release implements a new network library look and feel (separate window, asynchronous) and supports archive modules. For the EPub format, it fixes a crash on some books from Project Gutenberg and fixes

        -formatted text support.  For the RTF format, it fixes footnotes support.  For the MS Word *.doc format, it implements language/encoding detection and fixes a crash during library scanning or book opening for some files.  
        •  06 Sep 2012 22:09

          Release Notes: This release adds a bookshelf for the catalog, adds a Hebrew localization, updates the Finnish localization, and adds small build and installation changes.

          •  27 Jul 2012 09:53

            Release Notes: This release adds support for embedded images in MS Word files. It adds more network libraries. It fixes catalog access, and fixes a freeze at program start on some computers.

            Recent comments

            28 Jul 2011 10:01 barfly696

            Is there a "full screen" option for FBreader, so that you can get rid of the menu / icons etc ?

            06 Mar 2011 06:55 Hrafn

            Is this project still under development? There's been no releases in 11 months. The reason I ask is I'm looking for a bug-fix that was listed in the bug tracker shortly after the last (0.12.10) release came out as 'fixed in 0.12.11', but that release hasn't eventuated.

            26 Feb 2010 10:15 KevinRoy

            My google Talk is,I hope you can enlighten,thank you!

            26 Feb 2010 10:12 KevinRoy

            Dear FBReader developers, could you provide some comments and help documentation? I want to research it .

            16 Feb 2010 14:05 SaGa59

            Sorry, I'm read-only in enlgish....

            I like this program, but are two questions

            The Symbian is Open source now. Is in the future plans the Symbian S60V5 version? This is the touchscreen version of the Nokia phones (N97, N5800XM), are many owners in the wolrd. Is an FB2 reader to this phoones, the ZxReader, but functionality of the FBReader more than that...

            Other question: in the CoolReader, the footnotes appear in the same page (in the foot of the page, like in printed books, with smaller fonts, below a thick line) with the "own links", in the reading time, not need to "click" on "link". This is very impressive look.
            Possible in the future version of this kind appearance?


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