A plain text file, plain text, plain text, plain text or bare text (plain English text) is composed only of plain text characters only, computer file which makes also human readable. These characters can be encoded in different ways depending on the language used. Some of the most widely used encryption systems are: ASCII, ISO-8859-1 or Latin-1 and UTF-8. Lack of information to generate formats (bold, underline, italics, size, etc.) and fonts (eg, Arial, Times, Courier, etc.). The term plaintext comes from a literal translation of the term plain text, a term which in Spanish means simple text or simple text.
DRM-protected LIT files are only readable in the proprietary Microsoft Reader program, as the .LIT format, otherwise similar to Microsoft's CHM format, includes Digital Rights Management features. Other third party readers, such as Lexcycle Stanza, can read unprotected LIT files. The Microsoft Reader uses patented ClearType display technology. In Reader navigation works with a keyboard, mouse, stylus, or through electronic bookmarks. The Catalog Library records reader books in a personalized "home page", and books are displayed with ClearType to improve readability. A user can add annotations and notes to any page, create large-print e-books with a single command, or create free-form drawings on the reader pages. A built-in dictionary allows the user to look up words.