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Old 12-06-2013, 05:19 AM   #1336
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Hi, guys. Does anyone know, is there any way to change duokan system fonts? I mean menu font. It's not changeable through settings (only reading fonts are changeable), and replacing the chinese font files (i guess, they are the ones that cause me problems) in userfonts with Arial lead nowhere.
What i want to do is to make russian menus readable. While i don't really care about menu itself, it's dictionary that boggles me. Dictionary is the only place where i need russian, and all the letters have huuuuge margin, which makes reading those highly unpleasant.
Has anyone done it? Could something be dont through SSH?
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Old 12-06-2013, 09:17 AM   #1337
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Old 12-06-2013, 03:45 PM   #1338
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I'm quite interested in installing Duokan on my Kindle 3 simply for the PDF reading features. Most of the information I find about Duokan is for old versions or in other languages, so I have a few questions.

1.) Is Duokan 2013 the latest version?

2.) Where can I find a complete list of enhancements and drawbacks that Duokan will add to my Kindle 3? The Wiki has some of this info but DJVU is said to be supported and not listed on the wiki...

3.) Is it possible to uninstall Duokan?

4.) What is the odds that I might "brick" my device by attempting to either install or uninstall Duokan?

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Old 12-06-2013, 04:16 PM   #1339
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1.) Is Duokan 2013 the latest version?
Yes, but every week a new version of Duokan 2013 is released.

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3.) Is it possible to uninstall Duokan?
Yes, via a menu item.
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Old 12-06-2013, 04:39 PM   #1340
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Thank you, that helps a bit.

I saw in an older version (2012 I think) that 3G was not and will never be supported (or maybe that there just isn't a browser), so that as well as the amazon store only accessible through the stock firmware. Is that still the case?

And does Duokan include the same parental controls as in the 3.4 KK firmware?

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Old 12-17-2013, 04:54 PM   #1341
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Hi guys, i tried to google, I tried to search in this thread, but i'm hopeless. I thought, that Duokan supports sending documents in the same way as classic Kindle OS: For example, I have a .docx document and I want to send it to my Kindle. If i send it to my amazon kindle mail, it will convert to .azw3 and i can read it. But if I send it to my duokan mail adress, it will do nothing. I think that the Kindle will receive this file, because i can find it in a DK_Sync folder, but i can't see it in my Duokan. So here are my questions:

1. Does Duokan supports docx sent via e-mail? Is it possible to send it via email the same way as it is done in classic amazon OS?
2. Does Duokan supports reading .azw3 files? I've found in this thread, that azw3 is basically .mobi file and only thing I need to do is rename it. But if i do so, the text in the file is broken somehow (well, I dunno if it is because i'm czech and we use a lot of č ž ř etc.)

If I use chrome extensions like push to kindle or send to kindle, i will receive article without any problems. But I would like to send my own documents to my kindle, so, am I doing something wrong?

Thanks in advance for any informations and advices (and sorry for mistakes in this post )
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Old 12-18-2013, 03:32 AM   #1342
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but i'm hopeless.
Forget Duokan, use KindlePDFViewer.
What feature Duokan does have that KindlePDFViewer doesn't ?
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Old 12-18-2013, 12:36 PM   #1343
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Well, because i dont know that app, I, logically, cannot answer your question. But, does it have evernote support?
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Old 12-18-2013, 01:08 PM   #1344
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What feature Duokan does have that KindlePDFViewer doesn't ?
Closed sourceness (evil).
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Old 12-19-2013, 12:36 PM   #1345
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Well, because i dont know that app, I, logically, cannot answer your question. But, does it have evernote support?
Check it here:
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=157047
It's a document reading application so it probably won't help you to write notes online.
Try browsing to evernote.com with the experimental browser instead.
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Old 12-19-2013, 02:13 PM   #1346
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Thanks, i already checked it out and i'll definitely try it. However, i kinda like Duokan, even tho it doesnt support doc format and not everything is translated in there. But i'll definitely give KPV a shot.
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Old 12-20-2013, 06:14 AM   #1347
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I think Duokan for PW2 is released :

http://bbs.xiaomi.cn/thread-8955274-1-1.html

I'll test it in 20-30 minutes and give my feedbacks here.

Edit : Paperwhite 2 5.4.2 bought on Amazon France.

Install is so easy... no problem for the moment, and have a lot of pleasure to use this release

Edit2 : For me, this Duokan is much faster than original OS. And i love to add fonts easily and play with numbers of settings. There are many languages available like English, Russian, Chinese. Looks like it's stable for the moment.

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Old 12-23-2013, 07:04 AM   #1348
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Because I am curious by nature, I did install the new 5.0 version on both my Paperwhites (1 and 2).

So far it has been stable, I have used it mostly with epubs but it does a nice job with PDFs too. The menu translation to english is incomplete, so the whole syncing aspect (email to kindle, sync of bookmarks, and so on) is not super clear to me yet.

It also seems to have a function similar to the flashcards on the kindle original OS, but how this works is still a mystery to me too.

Dictionaries work OK, which is very important to me and is the reason why I am looking for an alternative to KOReader.
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Old 12-24-2013, 09:19 AM   #1349
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http://bbs.xiaomi.cn/thread-8955274-1-1.html

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Install is so easy... no problem for the moment, and have a lot of pleasure to use this release
It is, and is advertised on the site as an easier install on all touch devices.

And, yes - they are using the "poison filename" technique released here.

And, of course - zero credit for where they got it from.
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Old 12-24-2013, 10:01 AM   #1350
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Dictionaries work OK, which is very important to me and is the reason why I am looking for an alternative to KOReader.
Hi i installed the new version of Duokan (20/12/2013 release)
It works fantastically with pdf.

I am still looking for how to enable other dictionary, I uploaded many files in the \DK_System\xKindle\res\dict that was populated originally only by the Oxford gb formatted.dict/idx/idx.oft/ifo

I copied some stardict format dictionary but they all lack of the idx.odt file the just have the dict.dz/idx/ifo files.

But beside these differences I don't find on the menu settings where enable these dictionary.

OT. Since I have the new PW2 JB I want to prevent Amazon to upgrade my firmware, have I to install the loophole hack to prevent this even on this version ?

Thanks guys!
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