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Old 08-08-2012, 09:34 PM   #901
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"Ah, a folder within a folder. Two levels"

"Three"
Ok I see where you're going with this and it's inherent problems. Never mind
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Old 08-09-2012, 07:25 AM   #902
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Old 08-14-2012, 09:21 AM   #903
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I bought my Kobo Touch this week and I have some minor feature requests too.

I would like to have a sort by: "date added". I only see Title, Author, File type and Recent reads. When I upload my newspaper as Epub, it's somewhere in the middle of my books, and I have to search for it by name.

I read some newspapers on my Kobo, and it's a lot of clicks to get back to the table of contents (tap screen to get the menu bar, tap the "book", tap Table of contents.)
Maybe the table of contents button could be on the menu bar.

I use the browser to read online news and wikipedia and so on. On almost every screen you can see the wifi icon in the top bar, but not in the browser. So when you're just out of reach of your access point, you can't see that.
Maybe the wifi indicator could be displayed in the browser too.

And I would like to have a page up/down button in the browser screen. The scroll bar isn't that big, and it's too close to the edge to drag or tap.

Just my tiny remarks, I'm very satisfied with my Kobo so far
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Old 08-14-2012, 09:33 AM   #904
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I would like to have a sort by: "date added". I only see Title, Author, File type and Recent reads. When I upload my newspaper as Epub, it's somewhere in the middle of my books, and I have to search for it by name.
Try "Recent reads". New books added are considered recently read. I don't know have any newspapers, so I don't know if they treated the same.
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Old 08-14-2012, 10:11 AM   #905
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Try "Recent reads". New books added are considered recently read. I don't know have any newspapers, so I don't know if they treated the same.
Ah. I didn't even try that, because I hadn't read them yet.
I download my newspapers in epub format, so I'm guessing they are considered books.
Kobo doesn't offer Dutch newspapers or magazines yet, so I'm glad my newspaper comes in an epub format.
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Old 08-14-2012, 10:20 AM   #906
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News papers and magazines I download with Calibre then use Calibre to transfer to T1 are with periodicals.
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Old 08-17-2012, 12:03 PM   #907
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I'm getting quite annoyed by the very poor extended character / unicode support in almost all the Kobo's bundled fonts. I read a lot of anthropology and history with use accented characters / diacritics, which invariable show up as boxes on the Touch.

If a particular font lacks a character shouldn't the Touch's OS at least be smart enough to fetch it from a font that does?
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Old 08-18-2012, 11:09 AM   #908
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Blank lines / white space

I prefer reading the epub version rather than the kepub version of a book as the page lay-out looks so much better. Kepubs always look very messy to me. I find this very distracting while reading.

Kepubs don't (while epubs do)
  • respect intended white space / blank lines by author / publisher while the ADE epub handles them correctly.
    It seems to ignore completely all "empty" lines like <p>&nbsp;</p> or like wise variants.
    Kepubs look like
    Scene 1 text
    Scene 2 text
    Scene 3 text

    (no scene beaks)

    While it should look like
    Scene 1 text

    Scene 2 text

    Scene 3 text

    (with scene beaks)
  • always repect centered text (not in every case).
    Text is centered in epub but not in kepub (left).

In kepubs (where epubs don't)
  • each text line is followed by a blank line, while the blank line shouldn't be there at all. Seems a margin or padding issue (margin-bottom or padding-bottom).
    Kepub looks like

    line1
    empty line
    line 2
    empty line
    line 3


    while it should look like
    line 1
    line 2
    line 3

To me, these small imperfections are very easy to correct and contribute to a better reading experience.
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Old 08-18-2012, 12:25 PM   #909
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In kepubs (where epubs don't)
  • each text line is followed by a blank line, while the blank line shouldn't be there at all. Seems a margin or padding issue (margin-bottom or padding-bottom).
    Kepub looks like

    line1
    empty line
    line 2
    empty line
    line 3


    while it should look like
    line 1
    line 2
    line 3

To me, these small imperfections are very easy to correct and contribute to a better reading experience.
I edited the kobo.css file manually to fix this problem. I was right, it is a margin/padding problem.

Code:
Original code (kobo.css)
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p, div
{
	font-size: 14pt;
	line-height: 1.475em !important; 
	text-indent: 0 !important;
	margin: 0 !important;
	padding-top: 0 !important;
	padding-bottom: 1.0em !important;
	text-align:		left !important;
}
…
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Edited code (kobo.css)
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p, div
{
	font-size: 14pt;
	line-height: 1.475em !important; 
	text-indent: 0 !important;
	margin: 0 !important;
	padding-top: 0 !important;
	padding-bottom: 0 !important;
	text-align:		left !important;
}
…
BTW: padding: 0 !important; also works just fine.

Kobo should use padding(-bottom): 0 !important; as default.

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Old 08-18-2012, 05:21 PM   #910
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I would really appreciate the addition of a low battery warning.

I hardly ever see the battery status icon when I'm enjoying a book (I either read, or leave my KT in sleep mode, and when I read and check the dictionary I'm too focussed on the book to notice the battery in the corner). Almost every time the battery has died, it died unexpectedly and in the middle of reading. Very frustrating! I'd like to be warned when to expect my KT to die.
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Old 08-20-2012, 07:25 PM   #911
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Support for diacritics!!! It's gone with 2.0...
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Old 08-21-2012, 07:17 AM   #912
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Support for diacritics!!! It's gone with 2.0...
All of these regressions are really baffling.
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Old 08-21-2012, 08:04 AM   #913
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Low battery warning needed!

Exactly the problem I'm having!

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I would really appreciate the addition of a low battery warning.

I hardly ever see the battery status icon when I'm enjoying a book (I either read, or leave my KT in sleep mode, and when I read and check the dictionary I'm too focussed on the book to notice the battery in the corner). Almost every time the battery has died, it died unexpectedly and in the middle of reading. Very frustrating! I'd like to be warned when to expect my KT to die.
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Old 08-23-2012, 10:36 PM   #914
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How about a "Shelf Initial Setup" wizard/function that will automatically create a list of shelves to be generated based on the folder structure of the KT and SD card? A checkbox could be provided to the left of each 'suggestion' and an option to change the shelf name. Shelves would then be populated with the ebook contents of that folder.
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Old 08-24-2012, 12:57 AM   #915
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How about a "Shelf Initial Setup" wizard/function that will automatically create a list of shelves to be generated based on the folder structure of the KT and SD card? A checkbox could be provided to the left of each 'suggestion' and an option to change the shelf name. Shelves would then be populated with the ebook contents of that folder.
That's an excellent idea! That, plus the ability to add a book to a shelf from the book details menu would make shelves useable.
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