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Old 12-15-2012, 03:43 AM   #151
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For when the firmware of Firefly?

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I second the question.
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Old 12-15-2012, 08:09 AM   #152
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I wonder what do you expect of a "special" firmware for the firefly, when basically the hardware and functions are the same than the normal hd? The only difference is the led control.
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Old 12-15-2012, 08:33 AM   #153
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I wonder what do you expect of a "special" firmware for the firefly, when basically the hardware and functions are the same than the normal hd? The only difference is the led control.
What's true for the firefly is probably basically true for the normal HD (besides the light control of course)

That is : (quoting older posts)

… the font in menus is indeed too small. The menu will be definitely redesigned soon (currently it is the same menu as in big screen models).

… the menus are TINY which makes interacting with the machine somewhat unpleasant

… if the dictionary fonts were bigger/zoomable and if double tapping on a word INSIDE the dictionary window would bring up a further dictionary entry (Kindle style) that would be perfect.

… Right now it feels like it is the wrong software in the right hardware.

… it would be really nice to see the results of an edit (ie- zoom, font, font size, margin, etc…) without leaving the edit menu, allowing to easily correct a setting, or compare different views. It is a standard feature in some other e-readers and I think it would greatly enhance the friendliness of use of the interface of the i62HD Firefly (or normal). That and making the icons and the texts of the user interface LARGER.

… and especially the text in the dictionary window, larger, bolder
And the keyboard, bold please

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if double tapping on a word INSIDE the dictionary window would bring up a further dictionary entry (Kindle style) that would be perfect.
I have M92, not i62HD, and it works as you ask in this device. Doubletapping (or long press, I am not sure right now...) on word inside dictionary brings up explanation for this word.
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I wonder what do you expect of a "special" firmware for the firefly, when basically the hardware and functions are the same than the normal hd? The only difference is the led control.
It was announced that come with Android.


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Old 12-15-2012, 09:06 AM   #156
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I have M92, not i62HD, and it works as you ask in this device. Doubletapping (or long press, I am not sure right now...) on word inside dictionary brings up explanation for this word.
You're right. It's quite hard to correctly aim at a word because the font size is so small, but I think a double tap does indeed bring on a further definition in the dictionary. It seems to me it takes quite some time to show up. One has to be a little patient, but eventually, something does happen. I'm sure it can be improved though. For starters, a larger font size would definitely help.

Thank you for the tip.
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Also, once you have opened the dictionary window by double tapping on a word a single tap on any other word will bring up the corresponding dictionary entry (as long as the dictionary window is open).
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Old 12-15-2012, 09:24 AM   #158
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Also, once you have opened the dictionary window by double tapping on a word a single tap on any other word will bring up the corresponding dictionary entry (as long as the dictionary window is open).
Yes, that's true for a word in the body of the book, not in the dictionary definition, though. There, I think you need to double tap, and wait a while. It doesn't seem to work every time…
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I think the both work the same. Tap/longer press in document text or dictionary text brings explanation for given word. At least in M92.
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Old 12-15-2012, 09:40 AM   #160
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I think the both work the same. Tap/longer press in document text or dictionary text brings explanation for given word. At least in M92.
It actually isn't clear to me what really works (within the dictionary definition) on the i62. Partly because of the size of the font in the dictionary definition, and partly because whatever works, doesn't always work (not every time). Maybe others should try it on the i62 and report their impressions.
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Old 12-15-2012, 09:43 AM   #161
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What's true for the firefly is probably basically true for the normal HD (besides the light control of course)

That is : (quoting older posts)

… the font in menus is indeed too small. The menu will be definitely redesigned soon (currently it is the same menu as in big screen models).

… the menus are TINY which makes interacting with the machine somewhat unpleasant

I personally don't find them small, maybe people is used to low resolution screens with big characters, but well i guess is just a matter of tastes.

… if the dictionary fonts were bigger/zoomable and if double tapping on a word INSIDE the dictionary window would bring up a further dictionary entry (Kindle style) that would be perfect.

… Right now it feels like it is the wrong software in the right hardware.


… it would be really nice to see the results of an edit (ie- zoom, font, font size, margin, etc…) without leaving the edit menu, allowing to easily correct a setting, or compare different views. It is a standard feature in some other e-readers and I think it would greatly enhance the friendliness of use of the interface of the i62HD Firefly (or normal). That and making the icons and the texts of the user interface LARGER.

that could be a bit tricky to make because you need to render two parts of the screen separately, currently all is see are overlays, i agree could be useful

… and especially the text in the dictionary window, larger, bolder
And the keyboard, bold please
why bolder? shouldn't be better more separation between the characters and a bit bigger?
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Old 12-15-2012, 09:59 AM   #162
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It was announced that come with Android.


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it wasn't, they said there could be a system version with android


anyway, really you don't want android on a device like this, is an ereader


android is awful on resources and performance, is made to be able to use many different and crappy java apps without much configuration, and its basically an emulator over a stripped linux

you can have a full linux system with desktop/graphic support and network on 50MB memory, you can't do that with android

the current system that the device uses is the same "mini linux" used in routers and modems

android will be slower due the lot of unused software & runtimes, more battery usage, and also if people want android because the "market" of apps well.. i doubt you'll be able to run more than a pair on apps at the same time on 128MB ram


in fact android should work almost out-of-the box on the device, the cpu & network is supported, and internal storage is quite simple, on the other side you need a driver for the device buttons & light control (shouldn't be complicated to make i guess), but what is trickier is a proper controller for the screen, to make it refresh properly, dunno

i'd port any full linux before android


edit: 128MB are the minimal requirements for the firsts versions of android 4yrs ago, and they've bloated it well since then, android 2.x should be possible

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Old 12-15-2012, 10:10 AM   #163
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why bolder? shouldn't be better more separation between the characters and a bit bigger?

I personally don't find them (the menus) small, maybe people is used to low resolution screens with big characters, but well i guess is just a matter of tastes.
You must have very good eyes, or I, very bad ones. Anyway, maybe we could be offered a choice. I think it's good policy to try to keep everybody happy.

it would be really nice to see the results of an edit (ie- zoom, font, font size, margin, etc…) without leaving the edit menu, allowing to easily correct a setting, or compare different views. It is a standard feature in some other e-readers and I think it would greatly enhance the friendliness of use of the interface of the i62HD Firefly (or normal)

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Originally Posted by Maremagnum : that could be a bit tricky to make because you need to render two parts of the screen separately, currently all is see are overlays, i agree could be useful
How do the other e-readers do it ? Most of them (kindle, kobo, bookeen at least) have that feature.
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How do the other e-readers do it ? Most of them (kindle, kobo, bookeen at least) have that feature.
yep i don't know, i was just thinking out of loud, i said it could be complicated because no idea how many people are working on the firmware (our firmware), one? two? X
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According to ereader-store.de: ONYX BOOX i62HD FIREFLY 8GB / 256MB (256MB of DDR memory, I suppose). My wild guess: so it can run Android in the future. As an early adopter I'm stuck with 128MB. Oh well...
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