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Old 10-22-2012, 05:51 AM   #781
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Some people here said that the contrast in older duokan versions is better than in the new one. I dont know the older versions, but in this version the contrast seems to be good.
In which older version was the contrast better?
I am now glad to have a K4NT which supports epub
Unfortunately it's still the same.
I just opened Duokan in my K3 with the lowest "black" option and a random font. I then took two pics of my K4NT with Duokan 2012 (just OTA updated). The first one is the "best" I could do, after toggling all the available options and it's still worse in reality than what you see in the picture. The second is a "representative" picture of most fonts, this is what you see.
Duokan 2012 has very "thin" letters that seemed washed out and not very black-grey.
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Old 10-22-2012, 06:11 AM   #782
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GlassX, thanks for the pictures, the second one is really impossible to read on, but the first one look... okayish. I like 3rd best tho, I guess the third is from original reader, but still...

Edit: I wonder... font smoothing (3rd pic) vs jagged edges sharp one (1st pic) - the smoothed one looks best no doubt, but is it really better for reading? I'm not sure how our eyes work on recognizing the letters, maybe the sharp one actually helps? Surely it helps OCR software

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Old 10-22-2012, 07:03 AM   #783
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Yes, the 3rd one is from the "old" Duokan in my K3 keyboard.
Yes the first is okayish, but in truth the picture makes it look better. It's a bit worse. You could read like that, but I'd prefer the original Kindle OS.
The second is what you get with most fonts and most settings and it's very bad.

About the smooth vs jagged, to be honest I don't have any problems with either if the letters are "dark" enough. Didn't notice any effect.

PS I now noticed that old Duokan and Duokan 2012 have completely different sets of fonts. I don't know if this is one of the reasons for the problems, but I do hope they will make it better.
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Old 10-22-2012, 07:40 PM   #784
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the new kindle 4 black is compatible?
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Old 10-23-2012, 05:26 AM   #785
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I saw it on several places as compatible, thats the model I plan on getting and using with Duokan.
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Old 10-23-2012, 05:33 AM   #786
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The photos I posted are from a K4 black.
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Old 10-23-2012, 06:37 AM   #787
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GlassX, as a prominent Duokan user here one more question - I'm worried about many books support. I know kindle itself has a problem with that, because it tries to index them and the database overflows the partition where it is locate, besides being painfully slow. If that system is still active, or Duokan has something similar, even with its ability to browse folders, I may not even be able to get to the folders... I think the only way to say if it is doing indexing is... is there any slowdown after you add books to it that would account for processing time?
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Old 10-23-2012, 04:12 PM   #788
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thank you DrunkenDonkey and GlassX
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Old 10-24-2012, 06:39 AM   #789
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GlassX, as a prominent Duokan user here one more question - I'm worried about many books support. I know kindle itself has a problem with that, because it tries to index them and the database overflows the partition where it is locate, besides being painfully slow. If that system is still active, or Duokan has something similar, even with its ability to browse folders, I may not even be able to get to the folders... I think the only way to say if it is doing indexing is... is there any slowdown after you add books to it that would account for processing time?
How many books are we talking about?
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Old 10-24-2012, 07:42 AM   #790
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Around 600, but if it indexes them, it will be visible even if you load 10 and observe some small delay. I hate charging devices, even more running out of battery, thus loading everything in there, turning off all wifi/gprs stuff and let it live forever, my current sony easily lasts a month on standby.
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Old 10-24-2012, 07:49 AM   #791
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Here some pictures from my K4NT with Duakan2012.
The contrast/readebility is not so bad I think
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Great, looks like native reader, but why your fonts are smoothed and GlassX's ones are rough?
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Old 10-24-2012, 09:37 AM   #793
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could it be used with paperwhite?
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Old 10-24-2012, 10:50 AM   #794
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Wrong forum, try the Duokan site in China.
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Native Chinese speaker here. I was browsing their site and the devs have started a build for the paperwhite. So give it a couple more months.
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