Additional formats for ingame books
Creating the correct html for an ingame book is pretty easy once you know how to do it but it is still a specialized process that is specific for Morrowind and the books that are created don't have a huge amount of functionality beyond just turning pages one at a time.
I suggest (for after 1.0 or whenever someone gets inspired to start working on it) that OpenMW should think about supporting at least one other ebook format and get it working in game. After looking into the various issues with various formats it looks like EPUB would be the easiest to work with. There are many light epub readers that are open source and I know of at least one other game that has a working EPUB reader built into the game (though only for the technical manual in the menus).
With a working epub reader that has basic functionality, it would mean that bookmarks and links would work in books that had them. It might also mean that players could add notes in books. By supporting epub books in game it would would make it much easier for modders to create books so more people will do it.
Pros: More content. Better content. Easier to make content. Cons: It might cause people abandon making books the old way.
(RM-4326 from redmine: created on 2018-02-20 by David Billiot, )