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.fb2 File Extension

Developer: FictionBook
File type: FictionBook 2.0 File
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .fb2. Files with the file extension .fb2 can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .fb2 files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .fb2 file?

The FB2 file extension is used for a FictionBook 2.0 file created by FictionBook. It is categorized as a text file and uses XML. XML (Extensible Markup Language) is a language that provides a set of rules for encoding in a format that is both machine and human readable. Its emphasis is usability and simplicity in using the internet. FB2 file is an eBook format created in Russia and intended for books that are fictional. This kind of file can be opened by different eBook readers like Calibre, Windows and Pocket PC. eBooks are Electronic Books that contain a whole publication of a regular book but in a digital form. The eBook itself also has images just like what a reader would regularly find in a book. Various formats are used in eBooks and being supported by software companies who are leaders in application and programs. Examples of these which are considered as major contributors to the proliferation of eBooks are Adobe, Open eBook and Google Books.

how to open a .fb2 file?

Launch a .fb2 file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .fb2 file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .fb2 files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .fb2 file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .fb2 file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .fb2 file association errors

applications that open a .fb2 file

FB2utils

FB2utils

Fiction Book is an E-book format that is XML-based. It has open and free format implementing multiple software and hardware. It is free from DMR [Digital Rights Management]. Unicode is supported. Poetry, quotes, organized text structures, subtitles, footnotes, references, JPEG and PNG images, subtitles [not seen on table of contents] may be found in the documents. Font formats include bold or strong, italic or emphasized, subscript, superscript, strikethrough and program code. Files used in Fiction Book have the .fb2 format. It describes the structure rather than the appearance of the document. The file includes metadata such as title, name of the author and publisher. This format makes it convenient for managing, indexing and automatic processing of your E-book collection, and allows conversion to other formats. Programs that support FB2 are OpenOffice.org with ooofbtools plug-in for Mac, Cool Reader, PyBookReader, KDE Okular, OpenOffice.org with ooofbtools plug-in and Calibre for Linux, Haali FictionBook Tools, Haali Reader, Calibre, Cool Reader, Athenaeum and fb2utils for Windows.
Calibre

Calibre

Calibre is an e-book library management software of e-books. It has multiple features that includes Library management, E-book conversion, Syncing to E-book reader devices, Downloading and Converting news into e-book format, Comprehensive e-book viewer and Content Server for online access to book collections. Library Management helps in managing e-book collection and is designed using the concept of the logical book. The E-book conversion converts and supports all major e-book formats, it can also rescale all font sizes, ensure that the output of e-books are readable and automatically creates and detects book structures. It features Syncing to e-book devices features a modular device driver design that adds support to different e-reader devices, it also supports updates of metadata on the device from metadata in the library and creates a collection on the device from tags which are described in the library. Calibre automatically gets news from Websites and RSS feeds and formats it into an e-book which is uploaded into a device that is connected. It has a built-in viewer that is capable of displaying major ebook formats and support table of contents, CSS, reference mode, bookmarks, searching, copying, printing and customizing rendering through the use of style sheets and embedded fonts.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .fb2 files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .fb2. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.

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