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Old 07-10-2008, 12:58 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by zenli View Post
I've never used eReader before. Can I get eReader to open a txt file or pdb file without using eReader Studio to first convert them into eReader format?
eReader, on PalmOS at least, understands Palm DOC files and "Peanut Press" files. (Peanut Press was an early ebook publisher targeting Palm users which became eReader though mergers and acquisitions, and the earliest versions of the reader were called "Peanut Reader". They created a markup language called PML, and eReader texts are in PML format. PML supports text attributes, color, embedded images and hyperlinks.)

Palm DOC files are plain text files compressed to save space in memory, and are decompressed by the reader on the fly as the document is viewed. (The format was developed back when a Palm device might have two whole megabytes of memory and no expansion cards, which had to hold Palm OS and the programs installed as well as any data.)

eReader on Palm devices does not handle standard ASCII text files. Palm OS only permits files in Palm Database format in memory.

I don't know if the iPhone port handles Palm DOC files, though it may.

You can find a number of public domain and Creative Commons licensed documents in eReader format at Memoware.

Amusingly, the eReader site elsewhere says this:
"eReader Software for iPhones and Blackberries
Ereader software does not work on iPhones or Blackberry devices at this time. We understand that our users are very interested in those platforms and we are currently investigating supporting both devices. Please sign up for our newsletters in order to receive updates on the eReader software.[/b]

One assumes they will mention the new version at some point...
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