It is probably no secret for most users that there are hundreds of thousands of e-books on the web. Some of them are distributed in txt format (various text editors are used to open them), some in pdf (one of the most popular book formats; how to open pdf). There are e-books that are distributed in a less popular format – fb2. That's what I would like to talk about in this article …
What is fb2 file?
Fb2 (Fiction Book) – is an XML file with many tags that describe every part of the e-book (be it headings, underlines, etc. elements). XML allows you to create books of any format, any topic, with a huge number of titles, subheadings, etc. In principle, any book, even an engineering book, can be translated into this format.
To edit Fb2 files, a special program is used – Fiction Book Reader. I think that most of the readers are primarily interested in reading such books, so let's just focus on these programs …
Reading fb2 e-books on computer
In general, many modern 'e-book readers' programs allow you to open a relatively new fb2 format, so we will touch on only a small part of them, the most convenient one.
1) STDU Viewer
You can download from the office. site: http://www.stduviewer.ru/download.html
Very handy program for opening and reading fb2 files. On the left, in a separate column (sidebar), all subheadings in an open book are displayed, you can easily navigate from one title to another. The main content is displayed in the center: pictures, text, plates, etc. What is convenient: you can easily change the font size, page size, make bookmarks, rotate pages, etc.
The screenshot below shows the operation of the program.
This program is good first of all because it supports a wide range of different formats. Opens files easily: doc, txt, fb2, chm, zip, etc. The latter is doubly convenient, since many books are distributed in archives, which means that to read them in this program, you will not need to extract the files.
In my opinion – this is one of the best e-book reader! First, it's free. Secondly, it works both on ordinary computers (laptops) under control Windows and on a PDA Android. Thirdly, it is very lightweight and versatile.
When you open a book in this program, you will see a really 'book' on the screen, the program, as it were, emulates the spreads of a real book, selects a font that is convenient for reading, a background so that it does not hurt your eyes and does not interfere with reading. In general, reading in this program is a pleasure, time flies by!
Here's an example of an open book, by the way.
There are dozens of sites in the network – electronic libraries with books in fb2 format. For example: http://fb2knigi.net, http://fb2book.pw/, http://fb2lib.net.ru/, etc.