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Old 02-22-2013, 03:30 AM   #46
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With my reader mounted on /media/KOBOeReader, in
"/media/KOBOeReader/.kobo/Kobo/Kobo eReader.conf" there is an entry:

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I changed en_US to en_NZ, powered my Glo off then back on, and now it displays the date in proper NZ format DD/MM/YY instead MM/DD/YY.
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[...] en_GB gives ddmmyy dates and 24h clock (hadn't expected that).

BEWARE!!! Changing the locale also changes your time zone!

It did for me anyway. I happily read right into the night on UK time... and then my alarm clock woke me up in NL time. Not fun!

Changing my time zone back to NL luckily did not affect my locale settings. Still on ddmmyyyy and 24 hours


EDIT: Hmmmmm that's not to say it won't change back to UK time zone after a sync...

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Old 02-22-2013, 05:40 AM   #47
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It did for me anyway. I happily read right into the night on UK time... and then my alarm clock woke me up in NL time. Not fun!
Sounds like you're temporily confused...
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Sounds like you're temporily confused...


But I SWEAR the time changed to an hour earlier! However I just synced, and my time stayed at local Amsterdam time. (Oh, and the sync only used 2% of my battery, from 100% to 98%, nice.) ...So I restarted to see if that caused time zone to go to GB: nope, still on NL time. Weird. (Oh, and battery went from 98% to 100% during startup... suuuuuure.)
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(Oh, and the sync only used 2% of my battery, from 100% to 98%, nice.) ...
(Oh, and battery went from 98% to 100% during startup... suuuuuure.)
Sounds like you're batterily confused...
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Yes, reloading it fixes the issue, though it's a bit of a faff since the 'BuyNow' button
means they cannot be deleted on the reader. I have to connect to a pc, delete, then
resideload and rename on the device.
It's a bit of a pain as I have half a dozen or so - it would be nice if there was some
other way than using the .kepub.epub extension to persuade the reader to treat
the book as epub3.
but what about any highlights you already had on the "buy now" kepub.epub? I am having exactly the same problem, but if I connect to the laptop and re-send the book I am going to miss my highlight on the book already on the device, is this correct?
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CurrentLocale unchanged after firmware update

I had CurrentLocale=en_NZ and it didn't change when I updated from the 12th Feb to the 14th Feb version of firmware 2.4.0.
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:42 AM   #53
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Beware - there is a bug in the 2.4.0 firmware which means that italics for some fonts only work with a US locale. More details here http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...45#post2435445.
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I had CurrentLocale=en_NZ and it didn't change when I updated from the 12th Feb to the 14th Feb version of firmware 2.4.0.
Nice!

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Beware - there is a bug in the 2.4.0 firmware which means that italics for some fonts only work with a US locale. More details here http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...45#post2435445.
...weird!
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Originally Posted by ShellShock: Beware - there is a bug in the 2.4.0 firmware which means that italics for some fonts only work with a US locale. More details here http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...45#post2435445.

...weird!
I couldn't duplicate ShellShock's results using the Charis SIL font which he mentioned as one of those he had problems with. I tried half a dozen en_ locales, fr_CA, fr_FR, nl_NL and ja_JP. None of those locale changes seemed to have any effect on my font tester file. The version of Charis SIL I'm using displayed bold, italic, bold-italic and emphasized correctly, none of the characters went missing, etc. Avenir, Gill Sans and Kobo Nickel showed bold where italic was specified which is a bug that's been there since Kobo moved away from standard .tff files.

Since he mentioned editing the internal font file names, I suspect that he did not follow the Kobo font file naming convention which would lead to not using the correct font in at least some of his testing.

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I tested all the built-in fonts using the test epub in this post: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...4&postcount=87 and it made no difference difference whether CurrentLocale was set to en_US or en_NZ.
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I couldn't duplicate ShellShock's results using the Charis SIL font which he mentioned as one of those he had problems with. I tried half a dozen en_ locales, fr_CA, fr_FR, nl_NL and ja_JP. None of those locale changes seemed to have any effect on my font tester file. The version of Charis SIL I'm using displayed bold, italic, bold-italic and emphasized correctly, none of the characters went missing, etc. Avenir, Gill Sans and Kobo Nickel showed bold where italic was specified which is a bug that's been there since Kobo moved away from standard .tff files.

Since he mentioned editing the internal font file names, I suspect that he did not follow the Kobo font file naming convention which would lead to not using the correct font in at least some of his testing.
Aaahhh okay I can relax again now then! Thanks.
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So.... does anyone here actually do any reading on their ereaders?
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So.... does anyone here actually do any reading on their ereaders?


(I finished my book yesterday and I have a problem now. There's no other books on the device. And I can't plug it in to put another book on because I'm letting the battery run down. And I don't want to read a kepub and I don't really want to get a new book through Wifi as that'd negatively influence my battery life during the test
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(I finished my book yesterday and I have a problem now. There's no other books on the device. And I can't plug it in to put another book on because I'm letting the battery run down. And I don't want to read a kepub and I don't really want to get a new book through Wifi as that'd negatively influence my battery life during the test
Use an SD Card?

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