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Old 10-05-2012, 11:21 AM   #106
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German still does hypernation after/before just one single letter. I really wonder if anyone from Kobo ever reads all the complaints about these things...
I read with fully justified text, in 2.1.1 I noticed an odd effect where apostrophised words had spaces inserted before and after the apostrophe, just noticed that's fixed in 2.1.4
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Old 10-05-2012, 11:57 AM   #107
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Both our KT's got the 43710 update revision and side-loaded content is living on an SD card.

This message is subject to change after using the KT/2.1.4 for a couple of days to see if the restart after sleep has really gone away.

Still no joy. It seems to depend on how long the KT is sleeping but still non-responsive and reboots after a few taps after being woken up.

I'm going to try without the SD card and see how it behaves.
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Any Canadians get the 2.1.4 update through WiFi or desktop on their Touch yet?
Yes. I got the update yesterday morning.
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Old 10-05-2012, 12:00 PM   #109
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Any Canadians get the 2.1.4 update through WiFi or desktop on their Touch yet?
My Touch updated Oct. 3rd as did my sister's KT.
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What if Australian users use a proxy to hide their australian IP?

BTW I'm glad I'm hearing users saying that the slow page turn problem in sideloaded ebooks seems to be solved, I'm still afraid to update my kobo with 1.9.17 since it works so smoothly...
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Old 10-05-2012, 12:06 PM   #111
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Any Canadians get the 2.1.4 update through WiFi or desktop on their Touch yet?
I was going to ask the same thing. Mine hasn't updated yet, either.
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Old 10-05-2012, 12:14 PM   #112
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Any Canadians get the 2.1.4 update through WiFi or desktop on their Touch yet?
Not yet. I started having early symptoms of database corruption (kept losing the usb connection). Did a factory reset and still haven't gotten the new firmware.
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Not yet. I started having early symptoms of database corruption (kept losing the usb connection). Did a factory reset and still haven't gotten the new firmware.
Got it yesterday, Vancouver Island, BC... and then went to 1.9.17 again, see previous posts if you want to know why.
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Old 10-05-2012, 12:48 PM   #114
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Updated from 2.1.1. with no problems so far.
(Manually ... since this is still the only way to avoid the stupid hyphenation settings for some languages.
KOBO: would you please fix this!!! You know what to do (you did for SOME languages), it takes about a minute per dictionary and you don't even need to test anything after editing the settings there to some reasonable values. Hint: hyphenating single letters is NOT considered reasonable and/or desirable by many!


Improvements:

- A few things work significantly faster know. Switching from within a book to the home screen or opening the library for instance. This is a major and very welcome improvement and alone worth the update.

-Shelves may be actually usable now since you can add individual books to shelves from the library view.

- Cover display bug is fixed





Not so nice:

- The lower part of the home screen has received a new area that permanently displays 'Your Wishlist is Empty' (I assume it will display your wishlist in case you have one set up).
This is just another thing on the home screen (in addition to the 'Discover', 'Find Books' and 'Reading Life' stuff) that I consider somewhat annoying since I have no intention to ever use the Kobo book store or any 'social reading' features.
This is, of course, not impeding the functional user experience too much, but it bugs me because the screen space could be used more efficiently for other functions. I'd appreciate options to just hide all store and social reading related functions.

- To call up a translation dictionary is ergonomically rather dysfunctional.
Select a word in an English book and the English dictionary entry will show up by default. To call up the translation dictionary you have to click the book item at the bottom of the screen, then click on translation dictionary in the pop up menu, then it defaults to the English-French dictionary, if this is not installed, you get a message 'You don't have any English-Francais Translation dictionary installed' (I might say that this is not the most intelligent implementation ...) , then you can select the dictionary you actually want to query from a drop down list of installed dictionaries. That's 5 clicks to get to a translation - if there is any ... the dictionaries as such are rather poor too.
It's nice that you can now delete unneeded dictionaries, but what's the use of this if you cannot set defaults at the same time?


- In the shelves / add books menu you have to touch the book title and NOT one of the little '+'-signs to add a book to a shelve. This is inconsistent with the general GUI design. (Took me a while to find this out. I first thought that there was just a bug preventing me from adding books to shelves.)

- In the reading context menu the progress bar indicating chapter borders is gone. This was a nice (and working) feature - why was it taken away?

- The time display at the top of the reading context menu switches very fast to %read (way faster than in 2.1.1.). There would be space enough to just display both time and %read .... or time enough keep the clock up just a little bit longer.

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Old 10-05-2012, 12:49 PM   #115
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Any Canadians get the 2.1.4 update through WiFi or desktop on their Touch yet?
Yes, two days ago: firmware: 2.1.4 (r 43710, 10/01/12).
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Old 10-05-2012, 12:57 PM   #116
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First Impressions

Good:

-More dictionaries and the way to handle them.
-The wi fi is a little faster.
-The epub page turn speed is faster than 2.0 but a little slower than 1.9.17.

Not So Good:
-Wishlist bar in the home screen
-Problem going to the homepage(it reset) from a kepub(only once).
-Clicking in the dictionary it reset(only once).
-I miss the full cover view in the library section.
-Sometimes turning the page it hangs up, but after a minute is working correctly.

It´s my feeling that this software was made for the glo and adapted for the touch.
I like the new interface but I prefer a more stable software like 1.9.1.7
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Old 10-05-2012, 01:08 PM   #117
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Official 2.1.4 Date Release

There are a Specified Date for the 2.1.4 release? I know there are rollout by the time.

I see almost all of us here have manually loaded the 2.1.4 version, but it should not be.

Also there is no official news, as the apparition of the 2.0.0 firmware, there was news on the blog, on websites, review, etc. on this firmware.

I have version 2.1.4 loaded manually, to directly test the features, which are many and have improved in many aspects (and removed features in others), but this issue of the upgrade should be handled in a better way.

I would not want to pass as version 2.0.0 which was 2 officialmente releases via desktop and an extra official, this due to bugs, still the definitive version 2.0.0c version.

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Old 10-05-2012, 01:21 PM   #118
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Not so nice:

- The lower part of the home screen has received a new area that permanently displays 'Your Wishlist is Empty' (I assume it will display your wishlist in case you have one set up).
This is just another thing on the home screen (in addition to the 'Discover', 'Find Books' and 'Reading Life' stuff) that I consider somewhat annoying since I have no intention to ever use the Kobo book store or any 'social reading' features.
This is, of course, not impeding the functional user experience too much, but it bugs me because the screen space could be used more efficiently for other functions. I'd appreciate options to just hide all store and social reading related functions.
It's rather pointless to complain about this because a large part of the reason e-readers even exist is to drive people to purchase content from the related store. All the major brands have this, and I think it's something we just have to accept. I rarely ever look at the home screen anyway, and then only very briefly as I'm heading directly to the library screen to find something else to read, and then I don't see the home screen again for another dozen or more hours.

As long as ads don't show up while I'm reading and the functionality of the device is not unreasonably restricted in some way, I'm fine with e-readers putting whatever advertising or marketing gimmicks they want on the home screen. To me, it's akin to a "Be sure to check out these other great novels!" page at the beginning of a book: harmless and easily ignored.
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There are a Specified Date for the 2.1.4 release? I know there are rollout by the time.

I see almost all of us here have manually loaded the 2.1.4 version, but it should not be.
It has been officially released, just not to all regions yet.
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To me, it's akin to a "Be sure to check out these other great novels!" page at the beginning of a book: harmless and easily ignored.
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