SOURCE: Nitro PDF Software

June 19, 2008 01:57 ET

Nitro PDF Software Announces Release of Japanese Version of PrimoPDF

PLEASANTON, CA--(Marketwire - June 19, 2008) - Nitro PDF Software, the company that revolutionized PDF software with its launch of the first true alternative to Adobe® Acrobat®, today announced the release of a long-awaited Japanese version of PrimoPDF, the world's #1 free PDF creator. Partnering with XLsoft, a leading localization and international distribution firm, on the translation and customization effort, the new Japanese version is already averaging several thousand downloads per day.

"Since its initial launch in 2004, the Japanese market has represented a significant segment of PrimoPDF's overall user base, so we are delighted to now offer a fully-localized version to both new and existing users in this space," stated Sam Chandler, Nitro PDF's CEO. As far as the ongoing relationship between PrimoPDF and Nitro is concerned, Chandler remarks, "This is merely an additional step in our thriving partnership, which is further enhanced by the successful localization initiative with a long-term strategic partner such as XLsoft."

"We've had almost a million downloads since the initial launch of the Japanese version of PrimoPDF and it is rapidly becoming one of the most popular free software offerings available in Japan today," affirmed Mitsutoshi Watanabe, XLsoft's CEO.

The Japanese version of PrimoPDF is now available for download directly from

About Nitro PDF Software

Nitro PDF Software is one of the world's leading PDF software vendors and the company behind Nitro PDF Professional, the first true alternative to Adobe® Acrobat®. Competitively priced, Nitro Pro gives users full control over PDF documents, including commenting, form-filling and authoring, digital signatures, text editing, one-click creation from Microsoft® Office and more. Nitro PDF Software products have won multiple industry awards, and are used by millions of people worldwide.

About PrimoPDF

With several million users worldwide, PrimoPDF is a free tool for high-quality PDF creation introduced by activePDF, a leading provider of server-based PDF tools and solutions, as a simple means of making basic PDF generation available to everyone free of charge.

About XLsoft

Founded in 1987 and headquartered in Irvine, California, XLsoft Corporation is a leading software distribution and localization firm of developer software products for the Japanese and Asian markets.

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