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Old 05-06-2010, 05:56 PM   #1
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Best Ereader for Iraq?

Does anyone know which reader would be best for someone who lives in Iraq? She actually lives in Kurdistan which is in Iraq, but independant, from what I understand. At first I thought of the Kindle but it does not look like it has coverage.

She has a computer and internet though.

Any suggestions?

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Old 05-07-2010, 01:20 AM   #2
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Old 05-07-2010, 04:30 AM   #3
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Dear Elinoah,

Arabic fonts are supported by all PocketBooks.

Have a look at www.greenreader.co.uk - we do ship worldwide for free.

Please do not hesitate to ask any questions - sales@greenreader.co.uk

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Old 05-07-2010, 01:58 PM   #4
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Sounds like pocketbook is the way to go
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Ectaco jetBook Lite says it supports Arabic but i have never personally tried it with mine.

Oh and they are $100 less which is always a plus

http://www.ectaco.com/ectaco-jetbook-lite/
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Old 05-08-2010, 03:23 AM   #6
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Perhaps it's worth pointing out, purely for purposes of accuracy, that the principal language of Iraqi Kurdistan is "Sorani", which is generally written using the Latin alphabet, although it can be written using an Arabic alphabet, too.
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call me an arrogant bitch but I never believe into something that costs $100 and does it all - like a proper support of Arabic language, for example So one model on LBF - same 100 USD price, coloured screen - HA! try to read from your LCD for another 2-3 hours....
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Old 05-10-2010, 08:45 PM   #8
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Farsi is not an Arabic language. I would think PRS 600 or Pocketbook would be the best options.

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Old 05-11-2010, 12:30 PM   #9
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Farsi is not an Arabic language. I would think PRS 600 or Pocketbook would be the best options.
True - Farsi is not an Arabic language, but did anybody mention Farsi? Farsi is, however, written using a variant of the Arabic alphabet, even though it is an Indo-European language.
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Most ebook readers that support PDF will correctly display Arabic books in PDF. The Pocketbook can be tweaked to display Arabic text in the correct right-to-left direction, but the letters will not be connected in non-PDF formats (such as HTML). This is annoying to someone proficient in reading Arabic and extremely discouraging to someone learning. I believe that the Onyx Boox may be able to display Arabic HTML properly.

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My dear friends, we will announce pretty soon perfect news about Arabic Languages in the PocketBooks. Will be done with the collaboration from our friends in Knightsbridge Area
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Does anyone know which reader would be best for someone who lives in Iraq?
One made from Kevlar?

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The language to be used was not stated, but I should imagine the question relates to download and reliability rather than language. I used both a Bookeen Gen 3 and a Sony PRS 500 then a PRS 505 in Iraq with internet download and no real problems apart from the speed of the connection at times.
This was over the last three years. If I have misunderstood the question apologies?

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call me an arrogant bitch but I never believe into something that costs $100 and does it all - like a proper support of Arabic language, for example So one model on LBF - same 100 USD price, coloured screen - HA! try to read from your LCD for another 2-3 hours....
Arrogant bitch.... Ha JK!!!, yea i thought the same thing, i actually got a jetBook as a present so i didn't know how inexpensive it was till i looked it up online (i do that for every gift a get )

Its a well made unit and the screen is really clear not like these other cheep $99 units i have seen. The main thing is its simple and easy to use and i'm no tech genius. They just need in it camouflage!

Anyone have a book in Arabic i can try it to see if it works
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