Version 8.5 of the RTF (Rich Text) to HTML5 and XHTML converter library ScroogeXHTML for the Java™ platform is available now.

Changes in 8.5


  • improvements in the core conversion routines made three post processor classes obsolete (StripAttributeLessSpanNodes, StripWhitespaceTextNodes, StripWhitespaceSpanNodes), they are now tagged as deprecated and are no longer used in the addDefaultListeners method anymore
  • the addDefaultListeners method is now deprecated, it contains no code in its body anymore
  • removed all usage of the deprecated post processing classes and calls to the deprecated addDefaultListeners method


  • The Apache Maven project file (pom.xml) which is included in the distribution library jar file contains references to the development environment multi-module project and other resources, causing errors when trying to build
  • Example projects source code does not include a Maven project file (pom.xml)


  • Example implementations of post processing classes are now included with source code, located in the install-dir/addons folder

Ready for JDK 11

Tested with Oracle JDK 8 and OpenJDK 11 on Windows and Linux.

API documentation

Online demo


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 RTF features such as hyperlinks, field results, simple tables, picture data extraction, and embeds PNG and JPG pictures as data URI. It is easy to use, and requires no external runtime libraries except the SLF4J logging facade.

Other platforms

ScroogeXHTML is also available for Delphi 2009+ and Free Pascal.


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