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Old 11-21-2012, 03:43 PM   #1081
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- Google Translate. If you are reading foreign language books with compound verb tesnes, that can be a godsend. Maybe add it as an option in the dictionaries menu? So it would default to the onboard one as now, but then if you go into where you can pick a translation dictionary, there will be a new Google Translate option?
Google translate is a pretty neat and useful thing, but as Sony can attest, building your interface / feature list on free Google API that they aren't contracturally obliged to maintain might not be a wise investment.
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:55 PM   #1082
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- Some kind of archived items or past purchases menu choice. I still have not figured out how to get at my past purchases which I removed from my 'I'm reading' but they are still in my account. Even from my computer, I can't figure it out.
Unfortunately, you have to do it from the website. Log in, find the book in your purchased books, select it and press the "Bookmark" button. It will ask you to if you want to set the current page to page 1 (or something like that). The book will be downloaded the next time you do a sync.
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:01 PM   #1083
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- Some kind of archived items or past purchases menu choice. I still have not figured out how to get at my past purchases which I removed from my 'I'm reading' but they are still in my account. Even from my computer, I can't figure it out.
It's not really obvious. What you need to do is go into your account on your computer, tick the box beside the book you want back onto your Kobo in your Purchased tab, click the BOOKMARK button at the top of the list, and on your next sync it should sync back onto your Kobo.
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Old 11-23-2012, 03:33 PM   #1084
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I think the new kobos with 2.1.5 firmware are now excellent, possibly even best of breed, text readers.
Well, maybe for epub, but reading a PDF is painful. There are several good PDF viewers for Linux, surely they could adapt one for the Kobo.
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Old 11-23-2012, 08:14 PM   #1085
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PDF support is never going to be ideal on any e-ink device due to the size & nature of the screen. Unfortunately larger e-unk devices never took off and the way e-ink works makes zooming painful, even on pinch-to-zoom capable devices.

That being said, I find my Touch a great device to bring my pdf gaming books to a gaming session.
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Old 11-25-2012, 02:14 PM   #1086
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Firmware request

I really appreciate to see landscape mode for epub in the next firmware.

In this way it will be possible to hold the kobo from the bottom with one end, so it will be useful a "reversible landscape mode"
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Old 11-25-2012, 04:53 PM   #1087
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I'd really like to see that "Kobo Styling" checkbox renamed to "Prioritize User Settings" and have them actually override margin/justification settings of the e-book.
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:33 PM   #1088
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I'd really like to see that "Kobo Styling" checkbox renamed to "Prioritize User Settings" and have them actually override margin/justification settings of the e-book.
I'd like to see the "Kobo Styling" checkbox renamed "Gangnam Styling" and when checked would randomly show an animation of the "invisible horse" dance.
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:51 AM   #1089
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I'd like to see the "Kobo Styling" checkbox renamed "Gangnam Styling" and when checked would randomly show an animation of the "invisible horse" dance.
That just made my day!
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:39 PM   #1090
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I really appreciate to see landscape mode for epub in the next firmware.

In this way it will be possible to hold the kobo from the bottom with one end, so it will be useful a "reversible landscape mode"
Yes, that would be nice.
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Old 11-28-2012, 12:32 AM   #1091
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I've had some decent success converting PDF to epubs with Calibre. One of the biggies is playing with the wrap setting so you don't end up with paragraphs turned into disjointed sentences and sentences turned into phrases split across multiple lines. Calibre defaults to .40 for that setting, and .05 seems to work much better -to make matters worse the hint for that setting made me want to increase rather than decrease the setting...

The find and replace makes it fairly easy to get rid of the built in page numbering and headers and/or footers that PDFs seem plagued with and allow the ereader to do the page numbering as one would like in a variable sized text based format like epub.

If my experience is typical, expect a good evening wasted putting it all together the first time around, but very gratifying results when you get it right and can enjoy the benefits of an epub rather than the aggravation of PDF viewing. I bet the next one I do takes no more than 15-30 minutes of twiddling about including Sigil.

A little work with Sigil can help clean things up if you'd like a decent table of contents and chapter headings as well.

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Old 11-28-2012, 04:16 AM   #1092
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I really appreciate to see landscape mode for epub in the next firmware.

In this way it will be possible to hold the kobo from the bottom with one end, so it will be useful a "reversible landscape mode" ]


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Yes, that would be nice.
I agree. I and many others have asked for this in the past. I just hope KOBO are listening this time.

I currently use my old Cool-er which is basic comapared with the Kobo but had a landscape mode from the beginning.
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:25 PM   #1093
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Not sure if this has already been mentioned, but I'd love for the KT to display the book title in the page number footer... or have it all as a header with a line underneath, like a paper book. I read a lot of short stories, and sometimes I get halfway through a story and totally forget who and what I'm reading. :-)
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:38 PM   #1094
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Not sure if this has already been mentioned, but I'd love for the KT to display the book title in the page number footer... or have it all as a header with a line underneath, like a paper book. I read a lot of short stories, and sometimes I get halfway through a story and totally forget who and what I'm reading. :-)
I've recently started reading more anthologies, and have started to wonder the same about quick access to current chapter title. Maybe with a single click (eg where the time, font settings etc appear), rather than being constantly visible.
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:56 PM   #1095
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I've recently started reading more anthologies, and have started to wonder the same about quick access to current chapter title. Maybe with a single click (eg where the time, font settings etc appear), rather than being constantly visible.
That's a great option too. There's so much whitespace in that temporary header -- maybe instead of just the % read, it could have %read - [title] or [chapter title].
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