[sword-devel] Source file for the KJVA module?

Chris Little chrislit at crosswire.org
Tue Nov 15 16:44:35 MST 2011

On 11/15/11 3:14 AM, David Haslam wrote:
> Zdenko,
> MOBI files can be read by Mobipocket Reader and created by Mobipocket
> Creator, both free programs by Mobipocket. Two other notable free programs
> that can open MOBI files are Calibre and Stanza Desktop.
> For links, see http://pcsupport.about.com/od/fileextensions/f/mobifile.htm
> No doubt Chris can provide further details about OSIS =>  MOBI.

Mobipocket was acquired by Amazon a while back, so the MOBI format now 
forms the basis of the Kindle native format. (They have since created 
some more interactive formats, specifically targeting tablet-based 
reader software that would support sound, animation, color, etc.) 
Basically, the format is HTML. If you have a Kindle, you can email an 
HTML file to your account at Amazon and they'll convert it and send it 
directly to your cloud account.

MOBI is very similar (from the e-book creator's perspective at least) to 
EPUB. I have a bit of experience in generating MOBI/EPUB from XML, and 
specifically convert TEI to EPUB with XSLT and then convert EPUB to MOBI 
via Calibre. To convert OSIS to MOBI, I would probably choose to convert 
the OSIS to TEI to EPUB to MOBI.


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