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View Poll Results: Do you prefer eBooks to be Full Justified or Left Justified
I prefer reading eBooks that are Full Justified. 89 51.45%
I prefer reading eBooks that are Left Justified. 84 48.55%
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Old 01-24-2013, 05:10 PM   #16
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I want full justified because that has been the norm for paper books.

I would never change the formatting on my own.
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Old 01-24-2013, 05:37 PM   #17
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Is this like the vi vs. emacs religious wars?

(Only *old* Unix geeks will understand)
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Old 01-24-2013, 05:52 PM   #18
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Is this like the vi vs. emacs religious wars?

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Yes.
And are there any who prefer right justified in the English reading world?
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:08 PM   #19
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You forgot edlin.
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:14 PM   #20
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Left is fine. I am not that anal that I need full justification.
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I am that anal. I need full justification. And I am also anal enough to notice that the full justification on the Sony PRS650 is not completely straight on the right side. Some lines are just slightly longer than others. I can't figure out why, though.

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You forgot edlin.
That one can easily (rightly so) be forgotten.
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:16 PM   #22
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I am that anal. I need full justification. And I am also anal enough to notice that the full justification on the Sony PRS650 is not completely straight on the right side. Some lines are just slightly longer than others. I can't figure out why, though.

eP
ADE leaves a little space on the right and uses it have a little wiggle room to go over the edge to fit another word in to hopefully prevent the gaps. The version of ADE on the 650 does not support hyphenation.

I'm hoping the next version Sony Reader will support hyphenation and have a 1024x786 screen. Then I will get one.
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I can't read a text that is not fully justified
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:39 PM   #24
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Full justified here, because it reminds me more of a paper book. It just seems neater. I do dislike the white rivers that can occur, but I've adjusted to seeing that when it happens.

However, I will read either, so if a book happens to be left aligned, I just read it that way. Not worth bothering taking the time to change/convert it.
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:56 PM   #25
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Yes I did. Along with everyone else.
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Old 01-24-2013, 08:31 PM   #26
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I prefer ragged right. Full justification can have some strange typographical artifaces, unless your rendering engine is *very* good.
Agreed. I would prefer left justified.
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Old 01-24-2013, 08:32 PM   #27
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Interesting...when I voted just now, the poll was split 50/50! I prefer full justification myself.
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Old 01-24-2013, 09:04 PM   #28
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Full justification for me too - it looks more like a paper book and hyphenation does not bother me. Also, absolutely no spaces between paragraphs (unless it's a scene break of course).

Reading a book is very different from reading a webpage and I can't get that immersed feeling if my ebook isn't formatted like a pbook - so...serif font, fully justified and no space b/t paragraphs.

I initially tried to ignore these but to no avail so now, if I download a book and its formatting is not to my taste, I have plenty in my tbr stack to keep me occupied until I can get around to fixing it.

Thank God for Calibre and Sigil!

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Old 01-24-2013, 09:06 PM   #29
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I prefer full justification; when my only reader was my Sony 505 I continued using the LRF format over switching to ePub for just that reason (and those annoying right side page numbers.) Recently I opened an older book on my T1 and was surprised to see it was only left justified; it was such a shock!
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Assuming we are reading in a right-to-left oriented language then given the choice I far prefer left justified. Left just feels right to me and make reading easier. Maybe it is because most software seems to do a marginal job of justification. (yes I see the pun, sorry...I will punish myself later to that one.) For printed books publishers have always done a decent job of keeping the negative space between kerned pairs of letters down to a reasonable level but reader apps have always been inconsistent or downright flaky at it.
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