File Formats: Mobipocket Format (MOBI)

MOBI is an e-Book raster  file format for e-book readers such as the Kindle and mobile phones.

The MOBI format is based on the PalmDOC format and was extended by adding certain HTML-like tags to the data. It is used by the MobiPocket Reader. It supports multipage formats.

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The default extensions for this format are: .mobi, .prc

Support for this file format can be unlocked using the following support constant: L_SUPPORT_DOCUMENT.

LEADTOOLS supports loading this format as raster image or SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) document.

The file constants associated with this file format are as follows:

Constant Read Support Write Support Description
FILE_MOB Yes See note [370] MobiPocket File Format.


LEADTOOLS supports writing/saving using LEADTOOLS Document Writers. For additional support details, refer to the following:

Creating Documents Having Different File Formats
Files to be Included With Your Application
File Format Comparison Chart

Required DLLs and Libraries


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