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Old 01-24-2011, 12:50 PM   #136
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Thank you so much, but I do, as you see, I can´t change the size of the letters.
What format file? PDF? ePub.
PDFs, as a rule, don't allow font-size changes. Instead, PDF viewers offer zoom factors that magnify the pagy.
*Some* pdfs allow you to ignore everything but text and "reflow" it on a page by page basis.
PDf is an electronic paper format, not an ebook format like ePub, so there is a limit to what you do with it.
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Old 01-24-2011, 02:09 PM   #137
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I really like this reader! But the font formatting seems very erratic. For example, I have it set to Droid Serif, but in the current book I'm reading (the latest Liz Williams, purchased from Smashwords), only the preface is serif and the rest is nonserif - unless I check "embolden font". I have to increase font size to 28 or 30 to make the main body of the book readable, and then the prefatory material font is huge. Furthermore, almost every time I open the book the text is enormous and stretched out horizontally, then it (slowly) reformats and goes back to the small nonserif font. I have other books from Smashwords that are OK.

Line spacing varies wildly from one book to the next, also.

I have a feeling all this may be css related, but I can't find a setting for it to ignore css formatting in the document, like some readers have. Any thoughts?

PS. Oh, and the English hyphenation dictionary...isn't.

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Old 01-24-2011, 04:27 PM   #138
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What format file? PDF? ePub.
PDFs, as a rule, don't allow font-size changes. Instead, PDF viewers offer zoom factors that magnify the pagy.
*Some* pdfs allow you to ignore everything but text and "reflow" it on a page by page basis.
PDf is an electronic paper format, not an ebook format like ePub, so there is a limit to what you do with it.
Thank you.
Yes, Pdf filer - unfortunately the only option I have to borrow free books from the library (DRM.)
I use Aldiko 2.0 on my Galaxy Tab.
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I have a feeling all this may be css related, but I can't find a setting for it to ignore css formatting in the document, like some readers have. Any thoughts?
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You can do what I do to get uniform styles for different books.

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External styles, CSS
For fine tuning of styles, you can change Cascading Style Sheet definition for format. CSS files for different formats (fb2.css, epub.css, htm.css, rtf.css, txt.css, chm.css) can be placed to /.cr3/ directory of SD card. In this case they override internal style in package. As a base, styles from GIT repository of CoolReader (crengine) SourceForge project can be used.
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I really like this reader! But the font formatting seems very erratic. For example, I have it set to Droid Serif, but in the current book I'm reading (the latest Liz Williams, purchased from Smashwords), only the preface is serif and the rest is nonserif - unless I check "embolden font". I have to increase font size to 28 or 30 to make the main body of the book readable, and then the prefatory material font is huge. Furthermore, almost every time I open the book the text is enormous and stretched out horizontally, then it (slowly) reformats and goes back to the small nonserif font. I have other books from Smashwords that are OK.

Line spacing varies wildly from one book to the next, also.

I have a feeling all this may be css related, but I can't find a setting for it to ignore css formatting in the document, like some readers have. Any thoughts?

PS. Oh, and the English hyphenation dictionary...isn't.

Most likely, all described styles are defined in document's internal CSS.
Since cr3.0.42-6, there is and action for turning document styles on/off.
It's available for assignment on key or tap zone.

This will work good if document is in docbook format (uses separate element for different document part types).
Unfortunately, a lot of epubs use simple html, and only div and span with class. E.g. bold and italic use the same span element, but different class. These classes are described inside document's internal .css. Turning internal stylesheet off would turn document nearly into plain text.
But if your books are from the same source and similarly formatted (have the same internal stylesheet), you can append these styles to standard CoolReader's epub.css, and them modify wrong styles.

E.g. I've seend ebook with paragraph style margin-bottom: 6.25em;
This causes very big space between paragraphs.
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Old 01-24-2011, 09:04 PM   #141
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Most likely, all described styles are defined in document's internal CSS.
Since cr3.0.42-6, there is and action for turning document styles on/off.
It's available for assignment on key or tap zone.
Thanks, I found it. I got a "reformatting" message when I toggled it, but nothing changed in the book.
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But if your books are from the same source and similarly formatted (have the same internal stylesheet), you can append these styles to standard CoolReader's epub.css, and them modify wrong styles.
Unfortunately I buy books from a number of different sources, so it might be easier to just read them with an app that formats them all the same way, especially since I have a poor (as in, nonexistent) understanding of CSS. I'll continue watching Coolreader closely though!
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You can do what I do to get uniform styles for different books.
Thanks for the pointers - right now it's Greek to me, I'm afraid; learning something about CSS is one of those things I should probably do, but have always managed to avoid.
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Link anchors work! I finally have full footnotes/endnotes navigation! Well, that was the last of my requirements. As promised, I just got the silver donation. Thanks for making my ol' Archos 5 a much more enjoyable eReader!

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Old 01-27-2011, 06:32 PM   #144
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New version uploaded to SourceForge

- fixed crash scenario
- fixes in CSS processing
- new option for selection action
- options to disable hiding of directories w/o books (speeds up program start and browser navigation by disabling directory scanning in depth)
- text selection menu item moved to first page of menu, instead of Search
- document internal styles toggle action added to menu
- page image rescale disabled during orientation.window size change
- icons on options items removed
- "About Cool Reader" dialog is added (shows version, support email, project homepage link, list of third party components used, GPL license text).
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Cool Reader 3 Android port is available on Market

CoolReader is free, cross platform, open source (GPL2) e-book viewer.

Supported formats
  • FB2 - full support, including images, styles, footnotes, tables
  • TXT, TCR - automatic reformatting of paragraphs, with heading detection
  • HTML - partial support, but includes css styles, tables, lists, etc.
  • EPUB - supported styles, images, tables, TOC. Not supported: SVG, embedded fonts, MathML
  • RTF - limited support, no images, styles supported partially
  • CHM - limited support

Features
  • View as paper book pages or scroll
  • One or two pages in landscape mode
  • Internal file browser to open books
  • Configurable font face, size, style, interline space, text color, background (solid color, tiled or stretched image)
  • External fonts, background images, CSS styles
  • Book coverpages in file browser
  • Supports install on SD (Android 2.2+)
  • Customizable tap zone actions
  • Customizable key actions (including volume keys)
  • Can lock sensor screen and trackball
  • Can set custom display backlight brightness

Project page on SourceForge
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Please post your objections and feature requests under this topic.
I couldn't find Cool Reader 3 on Market ....
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I just checked the Market and it is there. Using the Market app on your Android phone use the search term "Cool Reader", without the quotes. If you are having a problem with the Market, you can also find the install APK using the SourceForge link that Buggins provided.
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Android's Application Manager will tell you the version number of any installed application. You get to the Application Manager via the Settings Icon.
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New versions for Android, Win32 and Linux uploaded to SourceForge

Android version 3.0.43-1 contains initial version of selection bookmarks (comments or corrections). Useful for proofreading. E.g. You can select text, and save bookmark with initial and corrected text. Or you can select text ans save bookmark, with optional comment.
In this version, onl adding of bookmarks is supported. Bookmark list, and highlight in text is coming soon (tonight?)
Bookmark list export will be implemented soon, too.

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