Acrobat is a family of computer programs developed by Adobe
Systems, designed to view, create, manipulate and manage
files in Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF). Some software
in the family is commercial, and some is freeware. Adobe
Reader (formerly Acrobat Reader) is available as a no-charge
download from Adobe's web site, and allows the viewing and
printing of PDF files.Acrobat and Reader are widely used
as a way to present information with a fixed layout similar
to a paper publication.
Reader 1.0 for Macintosh was originally released 15 June
1993, later for DOS and Windows 3.1. This was not available
in single copies and was not initially free. After a while
the IRS purchased a right to distribute Reader 1.0, effectively
making it seem free to those who obtained it that way:
Adobe Acrobat Arabic and Hebrew versions you can re-use
Arabic and Hebrew texts from a PDF file, as you do with
English texts. The Arabic/Hebrew text is transferred to
the application as text, and will be displayed correctly
if the application is able to handle correctly the Arabic
or Hebrew script.
Acrobat Arabic and Hebrew versions allow you to easily convert
Middle Eastern Web pages or entire sites to Adobe PDF files
with all links intact for offline viewing and archiving
using special encoding for languages of Middle Eastern Regions.