ScroogeXHTML for the Java platform is a library which can convert a subset of the Rich Text Format (RTF) standard to HTML5 and XHTML, as a standalone document, or as a fragment which can be used in other documents.

It supports conversion of hyperlinks, simple tables, picture data extraction/data URI embedding, cascading style sheet (CSS) based document minimizing, and post processing/analysis of the intermediate DOM document.

ScroogeXHTML for the Java platform is easy to use and configure. It requires no external runtime libraries besides SLF4J (Simple Logging Facade for Java) and Java 7 SE.

Online demo

The online demo converts uploaded RTF documents and displays them in your web browser. In case of unexpected conversion results, please contact Habarisoft customer support.

Release Notes

Version 7.3.0
New Added support for multiple external style sheets (property StyleSheetLinks), the StyleSheetLink property is now deprecated
New Changed finishColortableEntry() to improve conversion speed
New Changed removeHtmlTags() to improve conversion speed
New Updated izpack installer to version 5.1.3
New Removed unused methods
Fixed Fixed Findbugs/Spotbugs warnings
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Quick Facts

Technical Information

Version 7.3.0
Released 10 August 2018

Java SE 7

Dependencies Simple Logging Facade for Java (SLF4J)
Size ≈ 126 kB (Jar file)


Redistribution Free redistribution with your product in binary compiled single-user applications
Server Deployment Licenses included The price for a Developer License includes four Server Deployment Licenses. Single Developer Licenses and Server Deployment Licenses are explained here


Included Minor and major updates are included for one year after purchase


Bug reports Bugs can be reported at cases@habarisoft.com
Email support Basic technical support is included for one year after purchase (Source edition) / 30 days after purchase (Binary edition)

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Past releases (Source edition): 7.0 | 7.1 | 7.2

Past releases (Jar edition): 7.0 | 7.1 | 7.2

Text properties
Bold/italic/underlined ✓/✓/✓
Foreground/background/highlight color ✓/✓/✓
Subscript/superscript ✓/✓
Strikethrough/hidden ✓/✓
LTR/RTL text ✓/✓
Unicode/DBCS text ✓/✓
Language attribute
Paragraph properties
Left/right/centered/justified alignment ✓/✓/✓/✓
Left/right/first line indent ✓/✓/✓
Background color
Border box
Space before/after ✓/✓
Numbered/unnumbered lists ✓/✓ ①
Tabulators replaced by a sequence of non breaking spaces
Simple tables
Total width
Left margin
Column width
Horizontal cell merging
Cell background color
Row height
Simple border detection
Other content
Hyperlink fields
Bookmark fields
Document types
XHTML 1.0 Transactional
CSS based document minimizer
Font substitution
Logging framework
SLF4J support
Java platform
Minimum version Java SE 7
Advanced features
Picture data extraction ✓ ②
Data URI image embedding ✓ ③
Post processing (XPath based)
Android platform see Base64Utils API docs
List templates (RTF listtable section)
generates <ol>/<ul>/<li> elements but result quality varies between RTF writer applications
JUnit tests
Installer and uninstaller

① uses direct text formatting, does not generate <ol>/<ul>/<li> HTML elements

② conversion of image data to a web-safe format is not included

③ the included MemoryPictureAdapterBase64 supports embedding of PNG and JPG pictures

Text conversion example generated with ScroogeXHTML 6.5

Paragraph box borders and paragraph background colors are new features in version 6.5


Table conversion

Table cell background colors are supported since version 6.6


Frequently asked questions (FAQ)


On the library home page you will find a link to the download area for registered users. The credentials (user name and password) will be sent to you when a new release is available.
A trial version download is not available. To check if the library meets your requirements, you can try the online demo or purchase a Single Developer license, which includes a 14 days full money back guarantee. This allows to test the full version of the library without any risk. The reseller (ShareIt) will give a full refund if you find that the library does not work as expected.

Picture Support

The library does not convert embedded pictures. It extracts binary picture data from the RTF document. The picture data may be in WMF, JPEG, or other formats. For small images, embedding as Data URI is possible, and - depending on the image format - no additional data conversion is required .


Yes, each developer that uses our products must have their own license.
No, the licenses are perpetual. However, you will be using the last product version released before your free upgrade period expired.
Yes! If you are a registered user, please contact Habarisoft and ask for discount coupon code.


No, the source code is not redistributable, even if you change it. Under no circumstances is it acceptable to disclose the source to any third party.

Server Deployment license

Server Deployment Licenses are required if ScroogeXHTML for the Java platform is used on the server side of a client/server application.
No. A Server Deployment license covers all applications on the server.
No. Server Deployment license are perpetual, except in the case of license violations.
No. The proof of purchase for Server Deployment licenses is your license document.




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