[Kde-announce-apps] kchmviewer 2.5

Georgy Yunaev tim at krasnogorsk.ru
Wed Apr 5 09:57:26 CEST 2006

Name: kchmviewer
Version: 2.5
Type: Other Utility
Depend: KDE 3.x
License: GPL
Homepage: http://www.kchmviewer.net/
More Info:

 KchmViewer is a chm (MS HTML help file format)
viewer, written in C++. Unlike most existing CHM
viewers for Unix, it uses Trolltech Qt widget
library, and does not depend on KDE or Gnome.
However, it may be compiled with full KDE support,
including KDE widgets and KIO/KHTML. 

The main advantage of KchmViewer is non-English
language support. Unlike others, KchmViewer in
most cases correctly detects help file encoding,
correctly shows tables of context of Russian,
Korean, Chinese and Japanese help files, and
correctly searches in non-English help files
(search for MBCS languages - ja/ko/ch is still in

KchmViewer is written by George Yunaev, and is
licensed under GNU GPL license.

 Added the most wanted feature - support for
tabbed browsing. You can now open pages in new
tabs by using the appropriate items in right-click
content menu, or by use Shift-clicn (open in new
tab), and Ctrl-click (open in background tab)
shortcuts. Added tooltips to show the whole string
in content, index and search windows, if those
strings are truncated by view. Bookmarks are now
also shown in menu, and can be added with Ctrl-B
shortcut. Back-forward navigation now stores not
only the page, but also the cursor position. Added
'Extract CHM content' feature to extract the whole
CHM file into a directory. Fixed some history
navigation issues, 'locate in content' button now
finds the topic correctly, and activates the
content tab if hidden. Fixed mailto: urls
handling, fixed crash after encoding change.
Contents tree parser is fixed, now TOC should be
shown correctly. Added Russia, Dutch and Turkish
translations. More translations are welcome!

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