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Open the fb2 format

When surfing the Internet, you may come to this question: “How to open fb2?”. But really, why open such an extraordinary format?
Well, let’s take turns.

FictionBook – a format for representing electronic versions of books in the form of XML documents, where each element of the book is described by its own tags. The standard is designed to provide compatibility with any device and format. XML makes it easy to create documents that are ready for direct use and software processing (conversion, storage, management) in absolutely any environment. The main goal of supporters of storing books in the FictionBook format is to clearly store the structure of the book with the ability to easily convert (including automated) a FictionBook format file to other popular formats: rtf, rb, isilo3.pdb, etc.
All this serves the convenience of reading.

Along the way, one more goal is achieved: on the basis of the data stored inside the FictionBook file, with extraordinary ease, you can build a repository of books of any scale: both at home and for public use (network library).

Such storage will require much less processing time than any other way of storing books. Documents, usually with the extension .fb2, may contain structural markup of the main elements of the text, some information about the book, and may also contain attachments with binary files, which can store illustrations or cover art.

So how do you open it? Consider the most popular programs for opening this extension.

Programs for reading FB2 format:
FBReader is a free e-book reader for both desktops (Windows and GNU / Linux), and for PDAs based on GNU / Linux. Supported extension formats include FB2.

HaaliReader – FB2 reader for regular Windows and Windows CE.
Another program that allows you to read and edit texts in FB2 format on computers running Windows 2000, Windows XP and higher is Alreader (1 mb).

Cool Reader is another handy e-book reader. The program is useful for those who have to read a large amount of text from the screen. Do you get tired of reading in MS Word, Notepad, FAR? Use CoolReader (1.6 mb).
Cool Reader is a convenient e-book reader. Indispensable for those who have to read a large amount of text from the screen. Do you get tired of reading in MS Word, Notepad, FAR? Take advantage of CoolReader.
Optimized for reading fiction: understands the format of most books downloaded from electronic library sites. Recognizes paragraph borders, headings, quotes using AI elements. Supports unpacking books from archives ZIP, RAR, ARJ, HA, LZH. Reads html, rtf, doc (MS Word), txt, fb2 (FictionBook) formats. Automatically recognizes Russian encodings dos, win, koi-8, as well as latin, utf-8 and unicode. Conveniently implemented the function of reading aloud using the MS SAPI 4.0 and 5.1 engines allows you to listen to the book, doing other things and not straining your eyes at all. You can also save an audiobook in MP3 format for listening on an MP3 player.

Functional:
Reading files in .fb2 .txt, .doc, .html, or .rtf files with automatic recognition of the encoding (cp866, cp1251, KOI-8r, latin-1, unicode, utf-8) and text format (paragraphs, headings, quotes )
Full support for FB2 (fictionbook) specification 2.0 and partially 2.1
Archive support (view content and unzip files: rar, zip, ha, arj, lha)
View text as a continuous ‘scroll’ (with smooth scrolling) or as a spread of a regular ‘book’ (1 or 2 pages)
Customization of background, fonts, text styles, other ergonomic parameters
Removable skinning interface design
Screen font smoothing
Saving multiple configurations and switching between them
View text in full screen or window mode
Reading a book out loud using SpeechAPI 4.0 and 5.1
Record a book in MP3 format for later listening on a regular MP3 player
Plug-in pronunciation dictionaries with settings separately for each voice engine
Built-in pronunciation dictionary editor
Building a table of text content (by title)
Bookmarks of several types with the ability to add comments
Text Search
Export rich text to HTML, RTF or TXT
Remembering the list of recently opened files, file position, bookmarks
Multilingual interface.

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