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Old 01-12-2012, 11:46 PM   #1
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Hi,

This is my first post, so be easy on me as I feel here being among so many experts of a different world. I tried forum's search facility but couldn't find what I was looking for.

I am looking for full RTL Language support for my non-touch, keyboad-less basic Kindle with firmware 4.0.1. Since EPUB's are ideal for books with RTL language content, I assume I need EPUB reader on my Kindle, right?

Is there any super easy way to accomplish this, and if yes, I appreciate your step-by-step help.

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Old 01-13-2012, 04:21 AM   #2
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There is no EPUB reader just yet for the K4NT.
What are the issues with mobipocket RTL files on the Kindle?
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Old 01-13-2012, 07:08 AM   #3
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AFAIK, only Matan's special fbKindle build supports RTL languages on K3s. I have no idea whether it'll work work on the latest generation of Kindles.

Amazon's new KF8 format supports RTL on the Kindle Fire and Amazon announced that they'll add KF8 support to other devices:

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Q: Will KF8 capabilities be available on all Kindle devices?
A: Kindle Fire is the first Kindle device to support KF8 - in the coming months we will roll out KF8 to our latest generation Kindle e-ink devices as well as our free Kindle reading apps.
In case you're wondering how that'll help you with your RTL epubs, Amazon offers a free publishing tool that'll automatically convert ePub files to KF8 files.

Once the next firmware update with KF8 support is released, you can simply convert your files with Kindlegen or open them with Kindle Previewer, which will automatically convert the ePub to KF8.

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Old 01-13-2012, 07:19 AM   #4
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Thank you for your replies.

Is KF8 as good as EPUB? How do you compare them?

Thank you.
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Old 01-13-2012, 07:34 AM   #5
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Is KF8 as good as EPUB? How do you compare them?
I haven't used KF8 myself, but based on the specs published by Amazon, it supports only a subset of the features available in ePubs. Nevertheless it should be more than sufficient for the needs of most publishers.
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There is no EPUB reader just yet for the K4NT.
Duokan 2012 R1 will support K4NT
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Old 01-13-2012, 09:52 AM   #7
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How about web surfing through their experimental browser? Currently RTL text is rendered to LTR with ugly fonts. Will KF8 help that too?
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