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Old 09-12-2012, 01:10 PM   #1231
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There is no 2.1.1 update being released in Canada as far as I know. I have no idea how someone bought a device in Canada with this as the "base" firmware--maybe they got a device that should have gone to Japan???
Makes sense to me. I just thought I'd give a sync a check just to see.
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Old 09-12-2012, 04:16 PM   #1232
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Are you having margin problems with epubs from feedbooks.com? Because personally, I've found them to be some of the best "behaved" epubs on the internet.
Kind of. To test it I downloaded a free book from kobo (The Redeemers by Micheal Scott Miller). On opening it, I found that the text was much bigger, it was double line spaced and the margins were wider. I tweaked the settings to get it to my preferred text size and margin width (the line spacing slider was already at the lowest point, so it looked like I was stuck with that). Opening my current feedbooks book (Moby Dick), the text was tiny and there were no margins at all.

I don't know why this would be the case, it is probably due to the css on one or the other book (I suspect the kobo book has a margin set, which is then added to the margin set on the device - thus making an extra-large margin, for example).

One thing which is for sure though, is that it would be a real pain in the ass if I wanted to read the two books in parallel because every time I opened each book I would need to play with the page setup to get it how I prefer. When I noticed a similar issue the first time, it was just the margin that was different, but this time the contrast was really stark, in order to have readable sized text in Moby Dick, I had to set the font in the other book so the letters were about 10mm high. In my opinion, the device should be able to override any css in the book so the text always appears the same - rather than needing to change it for each book individually. (Actually, I am suprised that epubs set things like text sizes at all - I feel that it would be much better if the text style was all handled by the reader, and the epub just told the reader what each bit of text was - a heading, body text etc. - but I am sure someone more intelligent than me made that decision for reasons opaque to me).

Incidentally, I know I could use calibre to change the page settings for my library wholesale (though I am not sure if this works with books bought from kobo) - but I prefer not to run it, and as long as I am working through the feedbooks catalogue, it is not really a problem for me.

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Old 09-12-2012, 08:22 PM   #1233
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Yes, I have noticed that different books sometimes need different margin and line-spacing settings to look similar on the Kobo. I assume this is largely due to the general lack of firm standards for epubs. It's not like, say, MP3 where one MP3 file will play exactly the same on every single device.
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Old 09-12-2012, 08:28 PM   #1234
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In general, the margin control issues have been related to calibre formatted or user formatted books--not kepubs or ePUBs with their original style sheets (with or without DRM)
To be a little picky...

It isn't really a calibre thing. It is whether margins are set in the stylesheet of the epub. The margins are the @page margins and possible one other type.

The reason that calibre gets blamed is that its default format conversion options set them. The size of the margins could always be adjusted, but the ability to not set margins at all was added a few months ago.
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Old 09-12-2012, 08:39 PM   #1235
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Kind of. To test it I downloaded a free book from kobo (The Redeemers by Micheal Scott Miller). On opening it, I found that the text was much bigger, it was double line spaced and the margins were wider. I tweaked the settings to get it to my preferred text size and margin width (the line spacing slider was already at the lowest point, so it looked like I was stuck with that). Opening my current feedbooks book (Moby Dick), the text was tiny and there were no margins at all.

I don't know why this would be the case, it is probably due to the css on one or the other book (I suspect the kobo book has a margin set, which is then added to the margin set on the device - thus making an extra-large margin, for example).
Was the book from Kobo a kepub or an epub? The font, margin and other settings affect kepubs differently than epubs. Hence, when you set it nicely for kepubs, going to a epub it will look wrong.

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One thing which is for sure though, is that it would be a real pain in the ass if I wanted to read the two books in parallel because every time I opened each book I would need to play with the page setup to get it how I prefer. When I noticed a similar issue the first time, it was just the margin that was different, but this time the contrast was really stark, in order to have readable sized text in Moby Dick, I had to set the font in the other book so the letters were about 10mm high. In my opinion, the device should be able to override any css in the book so the text always appears the same - rather than needing to change it for each book individually. (Actually, I am suprised that epubs set things like text sizes at all - I feel that it would be much better if the text style was all handled by the reader, and the epub just told the reader what each bit of text was - a heading, body text etc. - but I am sure someone more intelligent than me made that decision for reasons opaque to me).
Setting all these options in the epub is up to the author or creator of the epub. If they want to achieve a particular look, they need to set them. Overriding the style from the device would be good, but might give bad results for some books.

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Incidentally, I know I could use calibre to change the page settings for my library wholesale (though I am not sure if this works with books bought from kobo) - but I prefer not to run it, and as long as I am working through the feedbooks catalogue, it is not really a problem for me.
calibre can't handle kepubs, or anything with DRM (without some extra help).
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Old 09-15-2012, 10:27 AM   #1236
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I don't use my Kobo that often due to the ghosting.
I'm looking at the new glo and wondering if that would be better.
My friend and I bought our Kobo's at the same time and she said she's using hers more now that she upgraded the firmware to 2.0. so...

I just upgraded to 2.0 the other day and I find my touch screen is very UNresponsive now. Does anyone else have this problem?

Where would I find the version before 2.0 so I can try that again.
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Old 09-15-2012, 11:09 AM   #1237
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I don't use my Kobo that often due to the ghosting.
I'm looking at the new glo and wondering if that would be better.
My friend and I bought our Kobo's at the same time and she said she's using hers more now that she upgraded the firmware to 2.0. so...

I just upgraded to 2.0 the other day and I find my touch screen is very UNresponsive now. Does anyone else have this problem?

Where would I find the version before 2.0 so I can try that again.
Ghosting? If you mean what I think you mean, have you tried setting the page refresh rate to a lower number, I have mine to refresh every 3 pages, default is 6, and I don't have any noticeable ghosting.

v1.9.17 can be found here, it's not recommended to upgrade to 2.1.1 although most have found it much better than 2.0 but some have had troubles with it. Better to downgrade to 1.9.17 and wait for the next official firmware upgrade.
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Old 09-15-2012, 08:00 PM   #1238
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Clicking "attempt to support newer firmware" worked for me too, but only kind of.

I after adding a new book to my KT, disconnecting KT, 75% of the time it doesn't process the content, and when it doesn't, the new book I added doesn't really show up on my KT.
It will look like it's there, the cover will be on my homepage, but then when I click to read the book, KT will smile at me and think and think and think, then go back to home and the recently added book will have disappeared.

Now, 25% of the time, KT *will* process content after I disconnect, but I'd really rather that be 100%! Sometimes I'm in a hurry, peeps ;D

Anyway, will there ever be a calibre fix for this I wonder???? It would be super!
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Old 09-15-2012, 08:26 PM   #1239
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Clicking "attempt to support newer firmware" worked for me too, but only kind of.

I after adding a new book to my KT, disconnecting KT, 75% of the time it doesn't process the content, and when it doesn't, the new book I added doesn't really show up on my KT.
It will look like it's there, the cover will be on my homepage, but then when I click to read the book, KT will smile at me and think and think and think, then go back to home and the recently added book will have disappeared.

Now, 25% of the time, KT *will* process content after I disconnect, but I'd really rather that be 100%! Sometimes I'm in a hurry, peeps ;D

Anyway, will there ever be a calibre fix for this I wonder???? It would be super!
I wonder, is this Calibre's fault, or the KT not handling certain books properly? I ticked the same option, and I get 100% success with adding books using Calibre, but then, I probably get my books from different places to you.

Have you tried some of the well formatted books available from Feedbooks? http://www.feedbooks.com/publicdomain I downloaded 6 or so from them the other day and the 4 I have read so far work very well on the KT.
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Old 09-16-2012, 07:30 AM   #1240
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Clicking "attempt to support newer firmware" worked for me too, but only kind of.

I after adding a new book to my KT, disconnecting KT, 75% of the time it doesn't process the content, and when it doesn't, the new book I added doesn't really show up on my KT.
It will look like it's there, the cover will be on my homepage, but then when I click to read the book, KT will smile at me and think and think and think, then go back to home and the recently added book will have disappeared.

Now, 25% of the time, KT *will* process content after I disconnect, but I'd really rather that be 100%! Sometimes I'm in a hurry, peeps ;D

Anyway, will there ever be a calibre fix for this I wonder???? It would be super!
I'm not convinced this is calibre's fault. I've seen similar behaviour using file manager to copy books across.
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Old 09-17-2012, 01:43 AM   #1241
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I'm not convinced this is calibre's fault. I've seen similar behaviour using file manager to copy books across.
Yes, I had a problem with a copied across book not appearing, and I never connect my Touch with Calibre running. I used Adobe Digital Editions to copy the file.
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Old 09-19-2012, 06:07 AM   #1242
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Old 09-20-2012, 04:50 PM   #1243
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Last night I upgraded from 1.9.x to 2.0.0, and then saw the 2.1.1 version, so manually updated to that.

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Is anyone else seing the message "Network Error. Oops, something happened to your internet connection and we couldn't finish your update."? I do normally run with WiFi turned off for battery life, turning WiFi on stops the message popping up.
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I tried re-connecting to my WiFi, that didn't help, but a quick power off/on rather than just using sleep seems to have stopped it doing it, perhaps it didn't think it had finished the firmware update?
Agh, I just got this too! I never use kepubs, but I just bought one and started reading it... as soon as I put my Touch to sleep, I got the same error message. I switched Wifi back on (I always keep it off), and then noticed that when I put the Touch to sleep the book synced its bookmark before actually going to sleep. How rude! Apparently having Wifi off doesn't stop it from wanting to do that.

Thanks for mentioning your fix: turning the device off (which gave the same error btw) and then back on again does indeed seem to have 'fixed' this for me too. I can now put the Touch to sleep with Wifi off without it wanting to sync.

(I'm on the unofficial 2.1.1 as well.)
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Old 09-20-2012, 06:11 PM   #1244
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... when I put the Touch to sleep the book synced its bookmark before actually going to sleep. How rude!
From the company that pushes firmware updates to you whether you want them or not, that seems quite tame
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