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Can We Read CHM files from Puppy ?
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shabri


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PostPosted: Tue 13 Dec 2005, 23:10    Post subject:  Can We Read CHM files from Puppy ?  

Migration from Windows to Linux is interesting,
there are many replacements for windows softwares in Linux.

but how about our collection ebooks in CHM format ?

Can we read CHM files from Puppy ?



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MU


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PostPosted: Wed 14 Dec 2005, 01:48    Post subject:  

http://www.herdsoft.com/linux/themen/chmviewer.html (german)

Download:
http://www.herdsoft.com/ftp/chmviewer-0.1.tar.gz

from
http://www.herdsoft.com/ftp/downloads.html#chmviewer

Simply unzip to /usr/local/bin

Then run
displaychm "/PathToYourFiles/Whatever.chm"

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PostPosted: Wed 14 Dec 2005, 01:57    Post subject:  

what else can I say ??

cOOL !

thanks Mark !


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noip

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PostPosted: Wed 14 Dec 2005, 06:06    Post subject:  

With IE6 installed in Wine, chm files display beautifully.
If you google on "xchm" you'll find a few other resources.

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Sarah F.

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PostPosted: Sat 02 Sep 2006, 13:22    Post subject: displaychm fonts  

I'm having a great time setting up my Puppy Linux, it really does just work. I quickly got Truetype fonts working in Mozilla and that's looking fantastic thanks to the info on this forum.
I'm glad to see that this .chm reader also works very easily.
But I would like to know how I can improve the appearance of the fonts that displaychm uses.
On my laptop displaychm text looks very jagged and I'm not clear how displaychm is producing its text so that I can change the settings.
I had a look at xchm but that requires wxwidgets libraries.
Any advice gratefully received.
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MU


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PostPosted: Sat 02 Sep 2006, 16:26    Post subject:  

I made a dotpup of xchm from the slackware-packages.

It cannot display pictures, did not find out why Sad
But the fonts look very good.

Download (3 MB, 10 MB extracted)
http://dotpups.de/dotpups/Office/XCHM-wxGtk-2.6.pup
http://dotpups.de/dotpups/System_Utilities/getdir.pup

I packaged it so, that everything is installed to /usr/local/XCHM, also wxWidgets 2.6, to avoid conflicts with other programs.
wxWidgets is a bit larger than it needs to be, because I included all libs, in case someone needs them for another program.
The XCHM-script shows, how to use these libs for other programs.

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Sarah F.

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PostPosted: Sun 03 Sep 2006, 12:53    Post subject:  

Hi Mark,

Thank you so much for the software. It works perfectly, images and all.
You're right, the fonts do look very nice indeed. I think it should be added to the dotpup archive.
I could do with learning how to put them together myself too.
I'm more impressed by this OS and the forum every day.

Best Wishes,

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MU


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PostPosted: Sun 03 Sep 2006, 13:18    Post subject:  

Shocked images work for you?
I have 2 test.chm, where images do dot work.
But maybe it has to do with the files itself.
If I click on a weblink, I can see images.

In this one, I see no images:
http://dotpups.de/dotpups/Office/Test.chm
But in chmviewer, they are visible.

But great, if it works with your documents Razz
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xuhainanjing

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PostPosted: Sun 24 Dec 2006, 23:49    Post subject: really thanks  

thanks. guy, your xchm package works really fine

I have spent some time looking for the chm file reader for puppy, even I want to hop to another distribution, because I think the package manager is not so convennient like other distro, your work
stops me, really thanks

BTW, your test chm file can't display image on my computer, I have tested it Smile
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PostPosted: Mon 25 Dec 2006, 05:28    Post subject:  

If you use Firefox there is a nice chm viewer as an add-on. In my hands it works better than the standalone viewer.
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PostPosted: Thu 22 Apr 2010, 16:59    Post subject:  

Note that this thread was last updated in 2006. Razz

Chmdisplay was probably missing some dependencies - if you still have it installed, what happens if you open a terminal window (rxvt, or whatever else you might have) and start it from there?

The Firefox extension (wait, wasn't there more than one? I don't remember...) probably hasn't been updated in a long time. You can try the 'make compatible' features of extensions like MR Tech Toolkit or Nightly Tester Tools (to bump the version compatibility number in the extension installer and trick FF into allowing it), or turn off Firefox's extension compatibility checking. That's no guarantee the extension will work properly, unfortunately. (Firefox could've simply changed too much for it to work since the extension was last updated, which could be why the extension author hasn't updated it. Who knows? Embarassed )

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PostPosted: Sat 24 Apr 2010, 00:04    Post subject:  

CHM is also one of the formats supported by the open source FBReader program, which displays ePub, Mobipocket, Plucker, and other ebook file formats. I use it for ePub, Mobi, and Plucker files. I haven't tried it on CHM files, and can't say from experience how good a job it does.

There's a PET of the current version posted in the Additional Software (PETs 'n stuff) forum, here:
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?search_id=722154886&t=23440
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PostPosted: Sun 25 Apr 2010, 10:47    Post subject:  

Wine comes with a chm viewer. It needs the windows version of gecko installed which you can install using Wine Tricks.
Code:
wine hh /path/to/chm/file.chm
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PostPosted: Sun 25 Apr 2010, 12:01    Post subject:  

Puppy used to have this chmsee by default there's still package in repo:

chmsee-1.0.0.pet
Probably needs this too chmlib-0.39.pet

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