Author Topic: Ebook reader Project Gutenberg compatible?  (Read 4785 times)

ravishingruwooba

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Ebook reader Project Gutenberg compatible?
« on: December 10, 2009, 12:28:36 am »
I've had a renewed interest in the Dingoo recently as a portable reader, even though I can get the same on my WM6.1 smartphone...get this for the kitschy funky accent of the built-in tts orator lady of mysterious Asian descent. 

Well, the one question that remains however is just how good is the ebook reader itself?  Can it handle large, voluminious volumes of .txt (.txt format ebooks of hundreds upon hundreds upons hundreds of pages) with ablomb? 

How difficult do you find it to follow along on such a wee-bit screen, and for how long?

Finally, and most importantly, do you find the built-in reader compatible with books from the Project Gutenberg (...free glorious free, without fee) site?

Thanks again for any info.     

capt_bugaloo

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Re: Ebook reader Project Gutenberg compatible?
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2009, 02:35:54 am »
I have tried reading a few novels from PJ on my Dingoo.  The TXT files come out reasonably well, but I find that even with "small font" the screen is just too small and holds to little text to make for a comfortable reading experience.

batman52

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Re: Ebook reader Project Gutenberg compatible?
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2009, 08:24:34 am »
I've been using my dingoo for ereading for some months now, nevetheless I find that the built-in reader mostly sucks because it just supports ugly fonts, does not save custom colours settings, does not suppor character encodings other than english and chinese (maybe korean?).

I got a little bit better since I have installed a custom firmware and I could finally change the default background picture to a black(-ish) one, that gets my eyes a little less tired.

The only real pro of the built-reader in my opinion is the integration with the audio player, which is very comfortable.

Since you're interested in project Gutenberg texts, i advice you to try greader2x on dingux, that has a special feature to support them. You can find the discussion here:
http://boards.dingoonity.org/dingux-releases/greader2x-for-dingux-0-2/
I find it a good reader and has also an embedded audio player.

janX

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GameBoy Book Reader
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2009, 12:12:46 pm »
I've been reading my E-books with GameBoy Book Reader. http://www.bookreader.co.uk/
It's very easy to use, it only took me 5-10 mins. to make my first book! (Stephen King's Four Past Midnight took me only a few mins covert from PDF)
If you have a basic TXT file you can use that or you can extract the text from a PDF with Adobe. (As I just learned Adobe has this function on the file tab)
It has Import Functions for HTML, RTF, PDF. in the registered version. But this can all be done manually anyways.

Hope this helps!


                              janX

batman52

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Re: Ebook reader Project Gutenberg compatible?
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2009, 06:45:38 pm »
@janX:
Yes, but i still find it lacks an audio player... I prefer greader2x. BTW: I have recently finished porting GTK2 to dingux, so i will soon start working on porting fbreader.

axiomprime

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Re: Ebook reader Project Gutenberg compatible?
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2010, 07:42:19 am »
@janx. Thanks for that.

capt_bugaloo

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Re: GameBoy Book Reader
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2010, 07:12:36 pm »
I've been reading my E-books with GameBoy Book Reader. http://www.bookreader.co.uk/
hey thanks!  I just loaded four novels onto my Dingoo and they are much more readable with this than with the native text reader!
« Last Edit: January 12, 2010, 04:24:59 am by capt_bugaloo »

 

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