Obi 4.0 is released!

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Dear all,

We are pleased to announce the latest release of Obi, the popular open source navigable audio book creation tool. Obi produces books conforming to the accessible EPUB 3, DAISY 3 and DAISY 2.02 specifications.

Version 4.0 upgrades Obi to .NET framework 4.0 to keep pace with the latest technology. It also comes with enhanced workflows and implementation of the features requested by DAISY members, like, automated page generation at specified time interval, quick glance at project structure via Multi-section Operations Dialog, preservation of characters while importing old NCC files with Windows 1252 encoding, etc.

The release also provides reference implementation for the Media Overlays playback requirements, which allows EPUB 3 reading systems to produce the behaviour similar to DAISY TOC navigation.

New Obi also comes in German! Plus the language packs of French and Portuguese are updated. Many thanks to the following organizations and individuals for translations:

  • Hermann Dermal (atz) for German
  • European Digital Reading Lab for French
  • Vitor Ferreira for Portuguese

Please visit the Obi project area to check out the full list of features and bug fixes:
http://www.daisy.org/obi/

We would like to extend a special "thank you" to all the contributors and supporters for their valuable feedback and support.

With regards
Obi-Tobi Team