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Old 05-20-2009, 11:37 AM   #8
Steven Lyle Jordan
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Originally Posted by wallcraft View Post
Text wrapped around images and the mouses tail, see ebook-viewer: Open source, crossplatform viewer for EPUB, LIT, MOBI, etc (note that the link to the ebook no longer works). Some of this formatting may be problematic on a small screen, but you need good fallbacks.
It's been pointed out elsewhere that e-books have no need to be simple digital recreations of printed matter. Such typographic "special effects" may be pretty and entertaining, but are not necessarily germaine to the actual text, which is the point of the literature.

I submit that, while a digital publisher can certainly consider adding what enticing visuals they can, they should concentrate on providing the text of the literature first, and treating the rest as optional elements.

IOW, Steve, don't knock yourself out trying to figure out how to wrap text around a mouse's tail or manipulate font sizes within an inch of their lives.
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