File Formats

1.     Supported Image Types

The following image types are supported: JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP, TIFF, WDP (HD Photo)

2.     MGA (Manga Document)

MGA manga documents are zip files that have been renamed to the .mga extension, and have the following file structure:

mga-tree.png

The Manga.xml document in the Content folder contains information about the structure of the manga.

Here is an example of Manga.xml file:

mga-xml.png

Volume Attributes

Id – The Id attribute is typically the manga volume number, but can also be a volume title. If the value of this attribute is not a number, the prefix “Volume” will not be displayed on the top of manga pages along with this Id. If the value of this attribute is “0”, no volume information will be displayed on the top of manga pages. This attribute is required.
Order – The Order attribute is a number specifying the order in which the volume will be displayed in Manga Reader. This attribute is optional.
IsExpanded – The IsExpanded attribute is used by Manga Creator to save the “expanded” state of the specified volume.

Chapter Attributes

Id – The Id attribute is typically the manga chapter number, but can also be a chapter title. If the value of this attribute is not a number, the prefix “Chapter” will not be displayed on the top of manga pages along with this Id. If the value of this attribute is “0”, no chapter information will be displayed on the top of manga pages. This attribute is required.
Order – The Order attribute is a number specifying the order in which the chapter will be displayed in Manga Reader. This attribute is optional.
Name – The Name attribute specifies the name or title of the current chapter. This attribute is optional.
IsExpanded – The IsExpanded attribute is used by Manga Creator to save the “expanded” state of the specified volume.

Page Attributes

Id – The Id attribute is typically the manga page number, but can also be a page title. If the value of this attribute is not a number, the prefix “Page” will not be displayed on the top of manga pages along with this Id. This attribute is required.
Order – The Order attribute is a number specifying the order in which the page will be displayed in Manga Reader. This attribute is optional.

Page Value

The value of the Page element is the absolute http URL of the image resource for .wmga documents, or the relative URL of the image resource for .mga documents.

The [Content_Types.xml] file is optional, meaning that Manga Reader will be able to open the document if this file does not exist. Saving a Manga using Manga Creator will automatically create this file, for compatibility reasons. This file contains a listing of all resource types found in the manga document.

Here is an example of [Content_Types.xml] file:

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3.     WMGA (Web Manga Document)

Similar to MGA documents, WMGA documents are also zip files. The difference is that there are no resources embedded in the document. Therefore, pages in the manga are based on http links that point to images.

wmga-tree.png

Here is an example of Manga.xml file for .wmga documents:

wmga-xml.png

Attributes

See Volume Attributes, Chapter Attributes, Page Attributes sections above.

4.     CBZ,  CBR, CBT (Comic Book Archive)

These archives consist of a series of images archived respectively in ZIP, RAR or TAR file formats, with filenames renamed to the corresponding extension (CBZ, CBR and CBT).

Manga Reader and Manga Creator both support opening / importing comic book archives in these three formats.

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