djvu document format (Re: pdf editors
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Sat Mar 26 17:50:34 UTC 2005
albi at scii.nl wrote:
>>djvu is a very good viewer and it's essential for 1837online searching
>>of births marriages and deaths of ancestors. I'm really sad that
>>Ubuntu does not have it available to install. For downloading images
>>there is nothing as quick as djvu. I was able to get it easily for my
>>former Red Hat linux.
> djvulibre is in hoary :
great, thank you.
it suggests djview, but synaptic is silent about this. why ?
djview is working, but a little buggy.
the djvu browser plugin only started working after visiting
and having it update the mime types as suggested.
i see a lot of scientific books are published in this
highly compressed high resolution format now.
i just read about the fight for the openness of the format,
see below. lizardtech ... imagine that (why not snakestech ;))
but once again, greed was not sustainable :-)
how can i extract the text of the djvu documents ?
"DjVu will replace PDF as the dominant technology for delivery of
scanned documents over the web"
as an expert on pdf, do you agree with this view, Paul ?
kind regards philippe
2003-12-04: A new Beginning for DjVu and DjVuZone
After a 2 year hiatus, DjVuZone is coming back to life. DjVuZone is
maintained by the original developers of DjVu Yann LeCun and Leon
Bottou. Until recently, we had major disagrements with LizardTech's DjVu
strategy. Seeing our creation go to waste because of corporate greed and
incompetence was too much to bear. Rather than wasting our time trying
to help LizardTech with their failed strategy, we decided to concentrate
our efforts on maintaining DjVuLibre, the open source implementation of
DjVu, and Any2DjVu, the free conversion server. Were it not for
DjVuLibre, Any2DjVu, and a few dedicated fans of the technology (such as
Jim Rile at PlanetDjVu), DjVu would have disappeared by now.
Over the last few months, everything has changed for the better:
LizardTech was acquired by Celartem. Celartem brought in a new
management team with a bright young CEO, Carlos Domingo. Unlike his
predecessors, Carlos understands what DjVu is all about, and understands
how to promote it (what a change!). LizardTech is now working with the
DjVuLibre team instead of against it. They are licensing the technology
to third parties. They are planning to open source more software. They
have lowered the prices of the commercial products, and they are making
donation of DjVu licenses to non-profit and educational institutions
(including the Internet Archive).
If you are asking yourself why DjVu hasn't had more users and exposure
in the past, it's because the previous LizardTech managers never
understood that their "niche market" approach was doomed. We told them
again and again that DjVu had to be open and become ubiquitous, or die,
but they never got it. They did allow us to distribute DjVuLibre, but
only because their contract with AT&T forced them to do it. Everything
is different now.
The DjVu Summit that took place on December 3rd at Rutgers University
marks a new beginning for DjVu. LizardTech's new strategy is already
paying off, and many new high-profile DjVu content providers are popping
up (many of them in the Far East, such as Samsung which provides all its
products manuals in DjVu). DjVuZone will provide up-to-date news about
DjVu and about new sites that use DjVu.
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