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I have a download book which is in CHM format. When I open the book in Windows OS, I can copy the text in the book and paste it. However, when I read the book under Ubuntu OS, I can not copy text from this book.

Why is that, and how do I enable text copy from CHM files in Ubuntu?

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What is the name of your program that handles CHM files on Ubuntu? I have xCHM on Ubuntu 11.04 and it works as expected - I can copy text – zetah Jan 19 '12 at 11:59
Yes, after I change to use xCHM, it can copy – user842225 Jan 19 '12 at 12:17

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Yes, after I change to use xCHM, it can copy

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