JSEA  Vol.6 No.9 , September 2013
A Study of EPUB 3.0 Authoring Tools Availability in Vertical Form Function

The purpose of this study was to identify the availability of authoring tools that support vertical flow function based upon empirical experiments. There were five EPUB authoring tools selected for this study. Four major editing procedures were designed for the project. The first was the support of Chinese character input. The second was vertical form editing. The third was ruby position editing, and finally, testing whether the editing software was capable of outputting a document as an e-Book in EPUB 3.0 format. Five programs were tested, and only one of the five was able to fulfill the aforementioned requirements. The usability of each program is positively verified through this study.

Cite this paper
C. Chang and H. Yang, "A Study of EPUB 3.0 Authoring Tools Availability in Vertical Form Function," Journal of Software Engineering and Applications, Vol. 6 No. 9, 2013, pp. 482-488. doi: 10.4236/jsea.2013.69058.
[1]   Wikipedia, “E-book,” 2013. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E-book

[2]   W.-S. Sohn, S.-K. Ko, K.-H. Lee, S.-H. Kim, S.-B. Lim and Y.-C. Choy, “Standardization of eBook Documents in the Korean Industry,” Computer Standards & Interfaces, Vol. 24, No. 1, 2002, pp. 45-60. doi:10.1016/S0920-5489(01)00103-9

[3]   International Digital Publishing Forum, 2013. http://idpf.org/epub

[4]   Shonda Brisco, “E-books Get a Rewrite,” School Library Journal, Vol. 53, No. 7, 2007, p. 24.

[5]   Wikipedia, “Horizontal and Vertical Writing in East Asian Scripts,” 2013. http://en. wikipedia.org/wiki/Horizontal_and_vertical_writing_in_East_Asian_scripts

[6]   R. Birtle, “The Development and Future of the Japanese Ebook Market,” Publishing Research Quarterly, Vol. 27, No. 4, 2011, pp. 345-353. doi:10.1007/s12109-011-9247-y

[7]   Smashing Magazine, “How to Make an eBook,” 2013. http://www.smashingmagazine. com/ 2011/09/29/how-to-make-an-ebook/

[8]   L. Chor, “Online Vertical Layout,” 2013. http://www3.telus.net/public/lchor/ovltext2011.htm

[9]   K. Dittawit and V. Wuwongse, “An RDF-Based Platform for E-Book Publishing,” Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 7008, 2011, pp. 267-276. http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-642-24826-9_33

[10]   Sigil 0.7.1, 2013. https://code.google.com/p/sigil/

[11]   Calibre, 2013. http://calibre-ebook.com/

[12]   The Book Designer, “Ebooks & Ebook Readers,” 2013. http://www.thebookdesigner.com/ebooks-ebook-readers/

[13]   K.-H. Lee, G. Nicholas and M. Victor, “Standardization Aspects of eBook Content Formats,” Computer Standards & Interfaces, Vol. 24, No. 3, 2002, pp. 227-239. doi:10.1016/S0920-5489(02)00032-6