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.:: HOW TO OPEN DjVu FILES ::.

WHAT IS DjVu?
DjVu is a computer file format designed primarily to store scanned documents, es
pecially those containing a combination of text, line drawings, and photographs.
It allows for high-quality, readable images to be stored in a minimum of space,
so that they can be made available on the web.
DjVu has been promoted as an alternative to PDF, as it gives smaller files than
PDF for most scanned documents. The DjVu developers report that color magazine p
ages compress to 40±70 kB, black and white technical papers compress to 15±40 kB, an
d ancient manuscripts compress to around 100 kB; a satisfactory JPEG image typic
ally requires 500 kB. Like PDF, DjVu can contain an OCR text layer, making it ea
sy to perform cut and paste and text search operations.
HOW TO OPEN DjVu FILES:
* On MS Windows:
Install a free reader WinDjView from http://sourceforge.net/projects/win
djview/files/
* On Linux:
Install (in most distros they're already installed by default) DjVu libr
aries and then open DjVu files with document viewer, like Evince, or Okular.
* On Mac OS:
Install a free reader WinDjView for Mac from http://sourceforge.net/proj
ects/windjview/files/