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Old 07-11-2007, 05:01 AM   #1
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Sony Reader Theme

I made a new theme (icon set) for the Reader. I think it's nicer than the original.

If you want to install it extract kBookIcon_Mod.zip to \files\opt\sony\ebook\application\resources\script s on your SD card with the universal flasher from Igorsk and flash your Reader.

If you want to go back just overwrite with the kBookIcon_Ori.zip file and flash again.

Hope you guys like it!
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Old 07-11-2007, 05:12 AM   #2
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Those really look great.. I guess I am going to flash my new baby once again
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Old 07-11-2007, 08:28 AM   #4
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Old 07-11-2007, 08:40 AM   #5
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Old 07-11-2007, 10:35 AM   #6
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Old 07-11-2007, 10:36 AM   #7
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How did you manage to deactivate this "stretch the book title and increase font size to fill all the space"-function in the "books" menu?

Also: did you somehow use smaller fonts in the menu?
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How did you manage to deactivate this "stretch the book title and increase font size to fill all the space"-function in the "books" menu?

Also: did you somehow use smaller fonts in the menu?
This is not part of this theme. To get the smaller font you need the main.xml file. This will change the font in the menu's and in the book menu as well.

You can get it here

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Old 07-11-2007, 01:03 PM   #9
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Wow, I get to improve the appearance of my reader! I am looking forward to installing it.
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Old 07-11-2007, 02:07 PM   #10
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Thanks guys for the great response!

However, I found I made a little mistake. The "info" icon somehow managed to get upside down and shows now as an exclamation mark. I don't want to blame anyone but I think it was my cat. He likes to walk on my keyboard when I work and maybe he hit some shortcuts.

I just updated the file in the begin post so it shows an "i".


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Old 07-11-2007, 02:19 PM   #11
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Woow, this is très cool, diabloNL.

The time has started... let's customize our Readers!
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Woow, this is très cool, diabloNL.

The time has started... let's customize our Readers!
Thanks! For all who want to experiment I attached the PNG files. To get the best results make sure your images that you place in the template have not more than 4 colors:

Black: #000000
White: #ffffff
Grey 1: #555555
Grey 2: #aaaaaa

You can use other colors too but I haven't figured out how the Reader handles these. It looks like the Reader will change your chosen color into the closest color of those four mentioned above. Probably the same way the picture viewer in the Reader works. So when you would increase the color depth of your template to 16bits and use full color icons it will work but most icons will look blurry and not as nice. Some icons will look nice but all depends of the initial colors used and how the Reader will adjust them to the four colors. If you leave the template in greyscale and your icons are also in greyscale they will look better but still not as good as when you use the 4 colors mentioned above.

In the attached picture you can see the difference:

"Books" icon is made with the 4 mentioned colors.
"By Author" icon is in greyscale.
"By Date" icon is full color.

Although the two last looks the same on the picture they look different in real. But the 4 color icon looks clearly sharper and nicer. You may need to adjust and play around with the 4 colors until the icon shows up best in the Reader. Or maybe I'm being Mr. Precise.

In other words; just do what you like most.

Just place the PNG files you changed in the folder mentioned in the first post and flash away. Don't forget to backup the original so you can go back if desired.
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I'm very curious to know if somebody installed this theme and if they like it.

Anyone......Bueller?
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Old 08-10-2007, 05:59 PM   #14
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I like them, and totally forgot about this thread. I will flash mine soon
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I like them, and totally forgot about this thread. I will flash mine soon
Thanks! Believe me it looks great on the Reader.
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