Newton Book -> Text Utility (nb2txt)

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nb2txt and nbinfo

These are simple little utilities for converting Newton books (a popular format of e-book) into text. We use them locally on ShellTown to allow ShellTown shell users to read the contents of Newton books and on in conjunction with ht://Dig to index Newton books for Web searching.

These have been tested on Solaris, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, & Mac OS X, but should work on pretty much any UNIX-like system.

The code isn't the prettiest in the world at this moment; we're working on a Newton book handling library that should make things a little friendlier.

More documentation on the Newton book format can be found at:

Loads of sample Newton books can be found at:

There are a couple different free tools for creating Newton books. A Google search for "Newton Press" or "Newton BookMaker" should find you some.