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Old 06-07-2007, 05:16 PM   #5
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First of all, you are right on the mark with this:

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Instead they are busy trying to peddle their own little obscure ebook formats with DRM.
We need a common, standard eBook format that all eBook readers can handle.

But you are way off base with this:

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These manufacturers are completely missing the mark by not having good PDF support.
PDF is not an eBook format. It does not support reflowing text. It is a page layout format. Meaning that a PDF is intended to be an electronic version of the paper product (with the page size, margins, etc. thereof).

The problem is that if a PDF is formatted for A4 paper, it will be unreadable on most eBook devices - because the device is probably not A4 size. eBook readers are usually smaller - much smaller.

As an eBook format, PDF is worthless. Right now, unfortunately, it's the best we have. But it's not something that we should be pushing forward.
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