FB2 Export

FineReader Engine, Cloud OCR SDK
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Technology & Features

About the FB2 Format

  • FictionBook (FB2) is an open XML-based e-book format, which originated and gained popularity in Russia.
  • It is supported by e-book readers such as FBReader, AlReader, Haali Reader, STDU Viewer and Okular under Linux.
  • The FictionBook format does not specify the appearance of a document; instead, it describes its structure.
    For example, there are special tags for epigraphs, verses and quotations. All the ebook metadata, such as the author name, title, and publisher, is also present in the ebook file. Hence the format is convenient for automatic processing, indexing, and ebook collection management. This also allows automatic conversion into other formats.
  • Differences from other eBook formats
    • In contrast to other eBook formats (e.g. EPUB) FictionBook eBook contains just one xml-like file.
    • Images (and possibly other binary data) are converted to Base64 and reside inside the <binary> tag, this resulting into an eBook being of larger file-size.

Further information on .FB2 can be found here:

FB2 in FineReader Engine

  • FB2 Export was introduced in FineReader Engine 10 Release 2 (December 2010)
  • The export format is included per default in the SDK Development and Professional Runtime licences without additional costs (from FineReader Engine 10 on)
  • Currently there is no API for tuning the fb2-export.
    In the first public release, only the ExportFileFormatEnum value FEF_FB2 allowing saving recognition data in this format. (Stand: 04.01.2010)
  • ABBYY is planing to extend the export options for future SDK releases, based on the customers needs.
    Your feedback is highly welcome - please contact ABBYY EU.

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