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Old 03-04-2012, 04:00 AM   #1
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Epubs on the kindle touch?

How tough would it be to write a reader plugin for the kindle touch to support epubs and add download support as well?
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Old 03-04-2012, 08:24 AM   #2
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Pretty tough, but not impossible.

You could start by reverse engineering (decompiling) the mobi reader booklet, learning how it works, and then writing an epub reader booklet along the same lines. The difficulty lies in the fact that you have to completely understand the API that is internally used (which you can only do by studying the reverse-engineered code). And of course, you have to fully support the epub format, which is by itself not a trivial task, plus you'd want to support some features like font size changes, bookmarks, (ideally) TTS support etc.

As for the download support, I don't know.

I'll stick with calibre converting epubs for me , but if you want to go for it: good luck!
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Old 03-04-2012, 08:49 AM   #3
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Why even go to all those headaches when there already a program that does epub to mobi hummm called Calibre!
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Old 03-04-2012, 08:56 AM   #4
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Why even go to all those headaches when there already a program that does epub to mobi hummm called Calibre!
maybe they download the epub directly to the kindle without to use a computer. that could be a reason for epub support.
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Old 03-04-2012, 08:58 AM   #5
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Maybe they should have purchased a Nook...they are ePub Formate.
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Old 03-04-2012, 09:02 AM   #6
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Proof-of-concept, for example
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Old 03-04-2012, 09:33 AM   #7
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Yifan Lu wanted to do it.

https://github.com/yifanlu/KindleEPUBReader + http://www.siegmann.nl/epublib
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Old 03-04-2012, 11:20 AM   #9
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Message to yifanlu: Can you put up install instructions, even if it is proof-of-concept?
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Why even go to all those headaches when there already a program that does epub to mobi hummm called Calibre!
Some convert outputs from Calibre has a messing typesetting.
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