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Old 05-13-2007, 03:56 PM   #1
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looking for a decent encyclopedia

If there is a decent encyclopedia in PDF or BBEB format that can be put on the expansion card, please post a link. I have not had any success looking for one. Free is obviously better
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Old 05-14-2007, 02:53 AM   #2
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PG are slowly working their way through a 1920s version of "Encyclopaedia Britannica". I don't know how far they've got so far, but it's a gargantuan undertaking.
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The big hurdle with encyclopediae is the same as with dictionnaries on the reader. Search abilities. Once software is available for searching they'll come out.
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You could probably do it reasonably well for an encyclopaedia with a hierarchical TOC.

Eg, at the top level, just display 26 "links" for the letters "A" to "Z". Have each one of those take you to a 2nd level page with links for "AA", "AB", "AC", ...., "AZ". Then at the next level, show a list of all the article names starting in "AA", etc.

That would be workable, and you'd be able to find any article by going through only 3 index pages.
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You could probably do it reasonably well for an encyclopaedia with a hierarchical TOC.

Eg, at the top level, just display 26 "links" for the letters "A" to "Z". Have each one of those take you to a 2nd level page with links for "AA", "AB", "AC", ...., "AZ". Then at the next level, show a list of all the article names starting in "AA", etc.

That would be workable, and you'd be able to find any article by going through only 3 index pages.
Did someone write an app. like that?
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Someone's done a Bible for the Reader which uses a similar system. That works pretty well.
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Searching through a Bible can get quite complicated sometimes. I wonder if that system is efficient?
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If you just want to look up a "chapter and verse" reference, it works very well indeed.
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Old 05-14-2007, 11:29 AM   #9
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You can find it here if you want to give it a try, yvanleterrible.
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