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Old 03-04-2013, 12:44 AM   #1
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Capabilities of Kindle app for iPad

I'm not quite sure whether this belongs here or in the iPad forum, so please move if appropriate.

Is there a list anywhere showing what HTML/CSS the Kindle app for iPad can cope with?

The background to this question is that I've just done an ebook of poetry containing a poem with a long verse whose lines are gradually indented from the left margin - a little more each line. I've managed this by setting the left margin in 0.5em steps. It works well in ePub on my Sony and iPad/iBooks, and in an az3w ebook converted from the ePub on my upgraded Kindle3. But when I test it with the Kindle for iPad app the increases in the indent only work for whole ems so the gradual line indentation is jerky.

I can't upload the example since it's a commercial book under copyright.
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Unfortunately, Kindle for iPad is a huge mess.

I experience the same problems you mentioned (problems with padding, margin, and text-indent), and I reached the following conclusion: for my mental sanity, I give up trying to have the text look ok on Kindle for iPad, as long as it looks fine on the "real" Kindle's.

(My suspect is that they do not want to have a "full-fledge" Kindle app on iOS, for "obvious" (many quotes here) commercial reasons.)
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Thanks, Alpe, that's most helpful. It confirms what I thought, and I think I'll follow your example. Life's too short to fret about getting it right for every possible ereader and app.
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