Yesterday I ran into a file format I had not seen before. Microsoft .chm (Compiled HTML). Turns out there are plenty of solutions for Linux. I have to admit I really wondered why the publications I found were in .chm and not in a more standard .pdf format. Really makes me appreciate common standards. I’ll outline some of the solutions I found here.
I ran into a number of .chm viewers for Linux, all available within the Ubuntu repositories.
If you are a Gnome user you may like gnochm:
sudo aptitude install gnochm
If you are a KDE user you may prefer kchmviewer:
sudo aptitude install kchmviewer
There are also some conversion tools, which I’ve had varying success with:
sudo aptitude install chm2pdf
There are more solutions listed on the link at the top of this article. You may check that out for more information.