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The '''zimlib''' is the standard implementation of the [[ZIM file format|ZIM specification]]. It is a library which implements the read and write method for ZIM files. The zimlib is released under the [https://www.gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/gpl-2.0.html GPLv2 license terms]. Use the
libzim in your own software - like reader applications - to make them ZIM-capable without the need having to dig too much into the ZIM file format.
== Programming ==
=== Introduction ===
zimlib is written in C++. To use the library, you need the include files of zimlib have to link against
libzim. Both are installed when zimlib is built with the normal "./configure; make; make install".
Errors are handled with exceptions. When something goes wrong, zimlib throws an error, which is always derived from std::exception.