The Voyager Japan Inc. (The headquarters: Tokyo Shibuya and representative director: Masaaki Hagino, as follows: Voyager) improved an eBook viewer 'T-Time ' and the vertically-written Internet browser 'azur' in the version. This is used to appeal the contribution named iPod/iPhone of Apple Inc. to a series of new model device as the appearance of the ideal that reads the book on the eBook devices strongly.
Various liquid crystal devices, digital cameras or neither game machines nor the music players are assuming reading etc. Though iPod of Apple was the world and the popular one as the music player, a series of new model iPod/iPhone gave T-Time/azur room for inventing the reading environment of the ideal.
For instance, contents of the object are automatically written when T-Time/azur is used, and it is preserved as an image sequence file for iPod. Export is only specified from the menu that exists in T-Time/azur for iPod(touch/iPhone,nano 2G/3G,photo,iPod with video5G).
Because it is a picture file that export is done, the data capacity grows. However, the memory capacity of the device grows every day. It is thought that an enough memory is prepared for in the purpose of temporarily preserving the eBook read in the where has gone. The possibility of a new book can be invented by uniting them with the character because the cartoon, animation, and the image, etc. can be displayed when the advantage that is the image is applied oppositely.
T-Time/azur is viewer to read the electronic text. The setting up writing can be both displayed, and especially ardent support has been gotten from an expatriate and elderly people from the paperback style and the same thing to an electronic reading of the novel etc. in China and Japan as prerequisite software.
After it puts it on the market in June, 1998, both already put together and have 70,000 registered users. Azur is the one especially developed to read the collection of books of the library 'Aozora Bunko' made in the Internet comfortably. 'Aozora Bunko' is managed by the volunteer as well as Gutenberg Project of the United States, and has opened 6607 collection of books to the public free of charge now.
iPod nano 3G
1,656 works putting it on the market in Voyager Book
Store are all possible export to iPod now. A work
of the Japan Playwrights Association and an acknowledged
work in independent writers are included in these
by 880 works of Japanese representative publisher
Kodansha and 499 works of Gutenberg21. When the publication
in the net age can read anytime and anywhere, can
read any device, and should be going to remain during
the future long, it has thought about Voyager. And,
it has thought the electronic text to be one "Stock
Voyager advocates the reading style that pours "Stock solution" into various devices to development, and the eBook format named dotBook(.book) that adjusts to the request in such an age that has flexibility.
T-Time/azur can be used by both downloading it from the voyager homepage.
・ T-Time, it is 1,050 yen (including tax), and azur is 2,100 yen (including tax).
・As for T-Time/azur, both Free down-loading service for the trial is prepared.
* Voyager Japan, Inc.
Voyager Japan was established as a joint venture with United States Voyager famous for the development of "Expanded Book" in 1992, developed electronic this viewer 'T-Time', had the source file of the tag system of the HTML base named TTX, and achieved the publication format of dotBook (.book) for a commercial distribution. Because the best function for the liquid crystal device including achievement and the cellular phone is possessed, the display (Japanese original setting up writing and the ruby) has been used for dot book (.book) made with T-Time by using the plug-in for the file and Web a browser in the industry. Details are :
T-Time is software for the eBook that reads form dotBook (.book), the TTZ(.ttz) form, the text, and HTML. I It is version 5.5 repeatedly after 1998 sales of June of the improvement now. http://www.voyager.co.jp/T-Time/
A vertical reading browser developed for "Aozora Bunko
(Blue Sky Library)" lover (azur=Ao Zora Unique Reader).
The collection work of "Aozora Bunko (Blue Sky Library)"
describes a special character expression of Japanese
with XHTML. Such a special display has been almost
disregarded in a usual browser. http://www.voyager.co.jp/azur/
* dotBook (.book)
The voyager developed aiming to sell eBook in 2000. A beautiful display that makes T-Time and shortens the difference with the book on paper unlimitedly is evaluated. A typical publisher, Kodansha, Shinchosha, Kadokawa, Shueisha, Bunshun, and Chikuma etc. of Japan have already adopted it. http://www.voyager.co.jp/dotbook/dotbook.html
Voyager Japan, Inc.
5-41-14 Jingumae Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0001