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Old 08-11-2012, 10:54 PM   #676
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Old 08-12-2012, 01:30 AM   #677
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You can search in the installation zip. However I suppose it is more than that. Otherwise why would they need their hands free to enable this?
I don't know. Maybe DK team need to include "normal" (for us) fonts. But if there is any other locale than I suppose exists a chance to overwrite Chinese/German locale to English.
Btw. Is there any other locale in duokan for KT except Chinese??

I really want to check this out but I can't. Ill probably buy KT but not now. I think we need to wait until they enable this option.
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Old 08-12-2012, 07:16 AM   #678
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Is there any other locale in duokan for KT except Chinese??
only Chinese
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Old 08-16-2012, 07:46 PM   #679
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Hello!
I'm installing doukan lite on my new k4 and I can't manage to install the USB-network drive. I don't where it is and when I install the k4 via usb my pc (windows 7) never recognizes the k4. Anyone can help???
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Old 08-18-2012, 02:41 AM   #680
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Am I wrong or the latest release, i.e. 5.3, supports pdf hyperlinks?

And if that is true, how to achieve jumps on K4NT?

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Old 08-18-2012, 07:01 AM   #681
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Am I wrong or the latest release, i.e. 5.3, supports pdf hyperlinks?
in the Changlog of 5.3 on duokan.com they list
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support text links to jump (new features)
as a new feature. (I think this is for the mobi, ePub, txt files. otherwise they would indicate it.)

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K3 k4 : on trial, a small hand flag will pop up, click OK, "Abstracts | endorsement | translate | Jump" cursor is by default on the item "Jump "
kt: in a similar way, "Abstracts | endorsement | translate | Jump" on this list directly select" Jump "to follow the link
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在k3 k4上试有小手标志,点击确定后,会弹出“书摘 批注 翻译 跳转”,光标默认在“跳转”上
kt,和做书摘方式相似,有“书摘 批注 翻译 跳转”, 直接选择“跳转”即可
ie choose the extra item for the link on this popup :
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Old 08-18-2012, 08:31 AM   #682
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Old 08-18-2012, 08:54 AM   #683
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there was an image from duokan.com. I replaced it with an attachment.
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Old 08-18-2012, 11:35 AM   #684
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Hello !
I have a K3 and bought a K4NT yesterday which should have replaced the K3.
I used Duokan 0.5.13.xxxx for more than 1 year on my K3 and can say that I really enjoyed its functionality.
I installed Duokan 2012 (2012-06-29C12125) on my K4 and even though there are a lot of advantages over old Duokan versions I clearly miss the great greyscale/contrast option of my old Duokan K3. Using this option made the fonts look much smoother with rounder corners and easier to read. There was significantly more contrast - text really looked a lot more black on white compared to Duokan 2012 results on my K4.
The "PDF darken" option seems like a joke to me, it does'nt really do much, does it ? I have lots of PDFs, many with scanned text and old Duokan 0.5.... worked oh so great with these documents as I could adjust everything. Also pdf trimming worked better on the old version.
I wanted to sell my K3 but now I am not sure. Is there any way of implementing this old functions in the K4 ? Are there other versions of Duokan for the K4 that still have those useful functions integrated ?
At least I like size and speed but losing the contrast option is a main step back !
Any opinions ?
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Old 08-19-2012, 06:58 AM   #685
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Are there other versions of Duokan for the K4 that still have those useful functions integrated ?
you can download the up to date version from this page: duokan.com/#kindle

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Any opinions ?
you can use this feedback address: kindleuser@duokan.com both to give feedback and to get advice directly from developers. ( it is also good to attach some documents as a sample for the mentioned problems.)
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Old 08-19-2012, 12:26 PM   #686
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Well, I have tried the newest version of Duokan with same results.
I have sent them questions/feedback to the given email-address.

At the moment it looks like I am going to sell the K4NT again.

Interestingly, when turning pages in the menu or when viewing a book, right before the page turns, the fonts can be seen really black for a few milliseconds. That's the way I want it to look. With Duokan 0.5.13.XXXX text can be constantly viewed like this, real black on white.
I wonder why this important option is disabled in Duokan 2012. It could have better contrast theoretically but it would have to be implemented in the firmware too. No matter what settings I change, text always looks kind of grey to me in Duokan 2012. That's a pitty.

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Old 08-21-2012, 01:21 PM   #687
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Anyone, who is interested in this topic - I did a few comparisions between Duokan 2012, 8/2012 Version and the latest of the "old" Duokan versions, even before the Lite versions, which was 0.5.13.8942 to my knowledge.
I have a Kindle 3 and 4NT, the old Duokan is only available for K3.
I installed Firmware 3.3 and then old Duokan and Duokan 2012. Duokan 2012 comes with a bootloader that can handle all 3 firmware versions at a time, so at every startup I can chose between Amazon Kindle, Duokan old or Duokan 2012.
I compared Duokan 2012 and old Duokan with each other, mainly in terms of contrast, which was my main concern.

These are my findings:
  • Duokan 2012 is faster and feels sophisticated overall
  • DK 2012 handles Epub/Mobi much better than the old version, documents look much better structured and easier to read
  • PDFs are best viewed with "smart layout", this function is highly improved over the old DK and works great

  • DK old is optimized for viewing Pdfs "as they are", "smart layout" almost always causes a mess
  • Trimming/cropping functions work a bit finer than on DK2012 and allow optimization of almost any PDF, no matter if in portrait or landscape format
  • DK old has the much better option of adjusting contrast/darkness of all formats. Fonts can be made to look "black on white", whereas in DK 2012 contrast is limited. In some cases documents always look a bit grainy, in other words, like a document "printed with almost empty toner cartridge". Chosing higher font sizes reduces that problem.
  • The greyscale option in DK old manages to make fonts look slightly smoother and bolder (the higher the greyscale level, the bolder the fonts appear). The result looks in many cases more book-like or like "printed on paper".

Duokan 2012 is clearly improved over old Duokan but I think not having included the great ability to change contrast/darkness/boldness of fonts was a mistake. This has been a very important feature and makes ebooks look more "real" and reading itself more enjoable !

I do not want to read my books/documents without this feature.
So I am going to keep my good old K3 (and likely sell the K4NT again) and will keep both Duokans running.
For ebook-formats I might prefer DK2012, for all other purposes DK old.

If the Duokan team ever decides to implement the old contrast options in Duokan 2012, I would go for the K4NT or K4T or whatever comes after them again. As for now, K3 rules with 3 firmwares on board

Whoever wants to try one of the old Duokan versions, here they are:
http://netzbeben.de/dl/duokan/

I hope this post was helpful for someone.

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Old 08-21-2012, 04:43 PM   #688
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Some mentioned about hyperliks. I have one question why DK2012 don't support hyperlink in epubs? Its really strange for me... The same thing is with screen rotation, we can rotate screen but only in pdf files. I think guys from DK have to add this two features. Maybe some of you know when, if at all they add this options.
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Old 08-23-2012, 08:20 AM   #689
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I have a question: on the webpage there is :
This new version supports Kindle 3, Kindle 4, Kindle 4 Touch (wifi or 3G)

... can anyone confirm that Kindle 4 Touch means the Kindle 5 Touch? (i believe the number 5 in firmware version means its 5) ?
EDIT: + in the download section there is only for kindle 3 and 4 and the chinese download page strictly defines 4 non-touch

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