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Old 01-28-2013, 03:21 PM   #16
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I've always preferred YYYY-MM-DD. Sorts really nicely too.

I'll mention that I've had this bug bite me exactly once, on one chapter transition on one book. It's definitely got something to do with the epub formatting.
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:01 AM   #17
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2.3.2 - he's already using 2.3.1
Ah yes thanks for that. I corrected the type in original post.

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Interestingly, I just realized that I mentioned below that 2.3.1 was apparently 6 months old, and nobody called me on it. Who at Kobo thought that labeling the release (r45611, 12/7/12) was intelligent? I could have sworn we beat that out of even American programmers 30 years ago. At least 2.3.2 is labeled "20 Dec 2012".
Hahaha!! I read "6 months" and registered "6 weeks" somehow and just thought "yeah that's about right"!

I completely agree with the stupidness of labelling international firmware with "wrong way round" days&months. Glad they seemed to change that in 2.3.2, I hadn't noticed.

Thanks for your own correction!
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I only seem to get this when using books I have converted or edited the meta/cover with Calibre. Not had the problem with kepubs or things I have downloaded already in epub format.

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Old 01-30-2013, 08:16 AM   #19
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Small fonts at chapter change seem to be one of the numerous "features" that came with 2.3.1. On my Kobo Touch, I press the Home button, then re-open the book: the pages are properly displayed again.
I also noticed:
- Abnormal (enormous) battery consumption or measurement by software (also malfunctions of auto sleep and power off: this morning my Kobo was on though auto power off is set to 15 mn): Did someone notice this issue? Or is my battery (the Kobo is just one year old) already dead?
- Numerous problems with last cover display: early 2.0 versions always displayed the previous book. 2.3 is often unable to "remember" some book covers. Does not depend upon the book. If I delete/reload it with Calibre, the issue often disappears.
etc...
Seems that this 2.3 series is a dismal failure like Windows Millenium or Vista...
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I also noticed:
- Abnormal (enormous) battery consumption or measurement by software (also malfunctions of auto sleep and power off: this morning my Kobo was on though auto power off is set to 15 mn): Did someone notice this issue? Or is my battery (the Kobo is just one year old) already dead?
I haven't noticed enormous battery consumption, but I have seen it occasionally not go even to Sleep mode, if it goes as far as Sleep, it always powers off eventually.

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- Numerous problems with last cover display: early 2.0 versions always displayed the previous book. 2.3 is often unable to "remember" some book covers. Does not depend upon the book. If I delete/reload it with Calibre, the issue often disappears.
Definitely. I think I've determined that a power-off cycle will fix that (when the cover displayed in "sleep" was wrong, the cover displayed when powered off seemed always to be right). Still, most of these bugs seem fairly random, and just because that's worked the last two times, I'm not prepared to say it will work next time!

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It seems I'm about the only person on the planet who never had a problem with those - but then I haven't been a serious Windows user for a very long time.
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Grates tibi ago, Auspex! (even if you are not a fossil member, your screen name may mean you know Latin
A power-off cycle is not generally enough to refresh the cover on my Touch, but I agree with you: these bugs seem to be fairly random.
As for battery over-consumption or rather misevaluation, it did not happen since my last post. But once, I met my Kobo asking for battery recharge though it had been plugged to the computer for at least 30 minutes rather shortly before.
Maybe a process that keeps working in the background? I noticed the same phenomenon on a Mio PDA in 2006. The cursed Microsoft Activesync kept running all the time, woke up randomly and exhausted the battery.
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You're welcome. On the Internet, we all speak Latin (thank-you, translate.google.com!)

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A power-off cycle is not generally enough to refresh the cover on my Touch, but I agree with you: these bugs seem to be fairly random.
Well, I said it probably wouldn't work the next time, and sure enough it hasn't. My latest book, loaded via Calibre, refuses to reset the cover after three power-off cycles.
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In my last message I noticed an enormous battery consumption.
This morning I found my Kobo, which was normally working last night, off, with message "Veuillez recharger votre liseuse" (please, recharge your e-reader).
It became completely autistic. It does not react at all when I plug a charger or a computer. No light. Nothing happens.
I already experienced the same problem: I was offered a Kobo for 2011 Christmas. It displayed the same message, and it was never able to do anything else. I brought it back to "La Fnac" (the French reseller of Kobo). I had to wait for a new one for more than one month. I got a new one in late January or early February 2012. And this one is dead within one year. Maybe I have it changed, but I certainly will switch to another e-reader.
[Some time later]
I must correct this message: the Kobo stayed unresponsive for several hours, and even the LED would not react when I plugged it to a charger or a computer. As the first Kobo I got had the same (lack of) behavior, and "once bitten, twice shy", I concluded it was dead. But in the end, when I plugged it again and again, the little LED shined again, the battery was displayed as if it was exhausted. After a charge, the Kobo is working again! And the battery consumption seems to be lower (to the moment). I keep thinking there is a parasite process in the software (v2.3.1).

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