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Validator for EPUB files
License:New BSD License
Platforms:Any OS with Java (1.6 or above)


[edit] Description

EpubCheck is a tool to validate EPUB files. It is also able to extract technical characteristics and embedded metadata from an EPUB file. Both the EPUB 2 and EPUB 3 formats are supported. It can detect many types of errors in EPUB. OCF container structure, OPF and OPS mark-up, and internal reference consistency are checked. EpubCheck can be run as a standalone command-line tool or used as a Java library. Development of this tool is supported by the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF), which also publishes the EPUB standards. Most of the EpubCheck functionality comes from the schema validation tool Jing and schemas that were developed by IDPF and DAISY. Initial EpubCheck development was largely done at Adobe Systems.

[edit] Contributors

Authors and contributors to EpubCheck include:

  • Peter Sorotokin
  • Garth Conboy
  • Markus Gylling
  • Piotr Kula
  • Paul Norton
  • Jessica Hekman
  • Liza Daly
  • George Bina
  • Bogdan Iordache
  • Romain Deltour
  • Thomas Ledoux
  • Tobias Fischer
  • Steve Antoch
  • Arwen Pond
  • Masayoshi Takahashi
  • Satoshi Kojima

[edit] Documentation and user support

Using EPubCheck as command line tool, all detected errors are simply printed to stderr output stream. There is no native graphical user interface (GUI) for the tool. However, there are some third-party apps offering a GUI for Windows/Mac/Linux platforms: • pagina EPUB-Checker for Windows / Mac / Linux • ePub Checker for iPad/iPod/iPhone (iTunes Store App)

[edit] Platform

  • EPubCheck is a command line tool that can be run on any operating system (OS).
  • EPubCheck can be used as part of Java library.
  • Build tool require Java Development Kit JDK (1.6 or above)

[edit] Online version of EpubCheck

[edit] Releases

Check the release page on IDPF to get the latest distribution. EpubCheck 3.0.1 is the latest recommended version to validate both EPUB 2 and 3 files.

[edit] Documentation

[edit] User Experiences

[edit] EPubCheck standard on Smashwors publishing

Self-publishing site, Smashwords, requires author to pass EPubCheck in order to get their publication to Apple Bookstore HOW TO FIX EPUBCHECK ERRORS

[edit] Development Activity

For tool updates and development, check https://github.com/IDPF/epubcheck

[edit] Release Feed

Below the last 3 release feeds:

2017-07-13 07:52:39
[tag:github.com,2008:Repository/13576006/v4.0.2 EpubCheck 4.0.2]
by rdeltour
2017-07-13 07:53:06
[tag:github.com,2008:Repository/13576006/v4.0.1 EpubCheck 4.0.1]
by rdeltour
2017-07-13 07:53:27
[tag:github.com,2008:Repository/13576006/v4.0.0 EpubCheck 4.0.0]
by rdeltour

[edit] Activity Feed

Below the last 5 commits:

2017-11-30 09:46:28
[tag:github.com,2008:Grit::Commit/1b67e04631c581fa3a0d1b5d85a89464d5d0b28a File extension fix (PR #806) // fixes #490]
by kalaspuffar https://github.com/kalaspuffar
2017-11-29 22:19:16
[tag:github.com,2008:Grit::Commit/4148728dfb9e44d8e6bf1f1ea3306a08bf6826cf [WIP] Travis CI: Add JDK9 tests (#766)]
by tofi86 https://github.com/tofi86
2017-11-29 22:13:01
[tag:github.com,2008:Grit::Commit/93053689ea6daf70d422d4ded1f16fcd5a3e3c0d fix some USAGE validation messages in minimal-epub templates]
by tofi86 https://github.com/tofi86
2017-11-29 21:33:00
[tag:github.com,2008:Grit::Commit/0f182490eb60f87ac6da3d1ad1695590da32ff82 fix NCX validation error in minimal-epub 2.0 template]
by tofi86 https://github.com/tofi86
2017-11-27 22:20:05
[tag:github.com,2008:Grit::Commit/8f7a2b7d8e97132ed637865fafa96e934639d976 Check if a file contains a file link.]
by kalaspuffar https://github.com/kalaspuffar


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