View CHM files with xCHM and kchmViewer on Ubuntu

The chmsee project has been dead for several years. Here’s some alternatives to chmsee for you to read chm files on Ubuntu.

xCHM

xCHM is a Compiled HTML Help (CHM) file viewer for X. It can show the contents tree if one is available, print the current page and do the usual history stunts. It allows you to change fonts and search for text in all the pages of the file, or in the pages’ titles. xCHM does not handle JavaScript in the book.

To install xCHM on Ubuntu 14.04/15.10/16.04, open a terminal window and issue this simple command:

sudo apt-get install xchm

View CHM files with xCHM and kchmViewer on Ubuntu

View CHM files with xCHM and kchmViewer on Ubuntu

Change fonts and font size in xCHM

kchmviewer

kchmviewer makes it possible to browse native Windows CHM files under KDE. You can add bookmarks, change font size, search for texts in kchmviewer. It’s a KDE application, but can also be used on Gnome and Unity desktop.

To install kchmviewer on Ubuntu 14.04/15.10/16.04, open a terminal window and issue this simple command:

sudo apt-get install kchmviewer

Since it’s a KDE application, this above command will also install some KDE dependencies.

View CHM files with xCHM and kchmViewer on Ubuntu

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