Last week at the Asian Publishing Convention in Manila, Realview announced the release of a new multilanguage, digital magazine and newspaper viewer. "This is a world first for online publication viewers" said Richard Lindley, CEO of Realview. "Up until now, online digital publishing service providers have only been able to support Roman character languages such as English, French or German. The new Realview viewer not only supports these, but now supports 'multi-byte' languages such as Chinese, Japanese and Korean."
The new multilanguage viewer means that not only can readers search within the publication in its native language, but the text of the publications is also indexed by search engines such as Google in the native language. "We are very excited to be launching the new viewer at this forum, as Asia is close to home and we are committed to helping publishers in this region monetize their assets through digital publications or flip books." said Lindley.
Realview was exhibiting at the convention with Asian partners SeriousTec who are the Gold Certified Solution Partner for WoodWing publishing software. "Realview is an ideal partner for us as their product completes an end to end solution with the WoodWing pre-press and workflow solution." SeriousTec CEO John Fong commented.
Ashok Nath, co-chair of the Asian Publishing Convention, said: "It seems the definition of publishing now is multimedia. In the old days, when we say publishing, it just means newspapers and magazines."
The convention finished on Friday with the 2009 Asian Multimedia Publishing Awards presented at a Gala dinner in the evening.
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