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Old 12-13-2004, 06:41 PM   #1
La Dima
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how to read *.chm files on Redhat 9 ?


I have some ebooks in chm format but i can't read it in Redhat 9. Is there a software to use ? & most important is that how to install the chm reader since i am a real junior in Linux.

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Old 12-13-2004, 09:29 PM   #2
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you wil have to find a RPM
have you tried to open in OOO


Package: chmlib (0.35-5)

library for dealing with Microsoft CHM format files

It is a very simple library, but sufficient for dealing with all of the chm files. Library currently does not has write support.

CHM files are used on the Micosoft Windows platform to store program documentation, almost always in the form of HTML, with some non-standard quirks. CHM files are a form of archive known as InfoTech Storage Format (ITSF) files and contain some special files to implement features of the CHM viewer. On Windows they are accessed through a kind of virtual filesystem exposed by a dynamically loaded library. ITSF files have UTF-8 filenames and use an LZX cruncher to compress all the files in one big chunk. Both the ITSF and the formats of the internal CHM files are highly indexed and their designs are all clearly optimized for read-only access.
 
Old 12-14-2004, 02:15 AM   #3
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you could use a software called xCHM to view chm files.

http://xchm.sourceforge.net/
 
Old 12-14-2004, 08:32 PM   #4
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I am a newbie in linux, junme, what do you mean "open in OOO" ?
 
Old 12-14-2004, 09:38 PM   #5
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Open Office Org
but the advice from heema may be more relevent

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