The GlobalMentor Reader is a free, cross-platform package that views standards-compliant eBooks. The Reader was built from the ground up to be standards-compliant, internationalized, and accessible. Launch GlobalMentor Reader from the web. (You must have Java 6.0 or higher installed.) The GlobalMentor Reader was the first native Open eBook format reader available, and remains one of the most comprehensive implementation of that specification available. Here are a few features of the GlobalMentor Reader: Natively reads OEB package files (.opf) and OEB document files (.html/.htm). Displays animated graphics using GIF89a (.gif) images. Supports interactive Java applets embedded directly within eBook content. Plays embedded audio. Recognizes the full Unicode code point set through its robust handling of the UTF-8 and UTF-16 encodings. Supports internationalized characters sets, including correct right-to-left flowing of the Arabic script. Automatic recognition of system installed fonts for international characters. One-page or two-page displays available for all books, with several pre-defined layouts. Books may be resized to match user preferences and specific screen size. Text size can be enlarged or reduced to match user viewing preferences. Bookmark embedding allowed. Full text search included. The GlobalMentor reader is expected to support epub format books soon.