|01-18-2008, 04:17 AM||#1|
Join Date: Jul 2003
Google guy develops Gutenberg-to-Sony proxy tool
From his blog, Sergey Solyanik writes:
|01-18-2008, 04:36 AM||#2|
Join Date: Oct 2002
Device: Sony PRS-650 / Nexus 7 / Kindle PW
|01-18-2008, 05:31 AM||#3|
Join Date: Mar 2007
Device: HP iPAQ211 / PRS 500, 700 and 505
Thanks for that link -- the concept has great potential.
However, I think that it will be a bit better than reading the PG books as plain text files and certainly not as good as the human-converted books being uploaded here at mobileread. The use of illustrations in many of these files is a very nice touch (even if such editions limit the number of books we take with us at one time), and the links to chapters is a great touch that it will be interesting to see if Sven's converter can match.
But with so many PG books and so few (relatively speaking) people making these wonderful conversions at this site (I so wish I had time to add to this terrific library) a tool such as Sven is offering may well be a terrific way to get better reading experiences from PG files until such time as someone takes the time to make better conversions.
Now if someone could come up with a native LRF editor so that Sven's tool could do the original conversion and then if a person wanted to, more features could be added to the original LRF file.
|01-18-2008, 10:59 AM||#4|
creator of calibre
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Mumbai, India
Umm aren't most PG books already available in LRF format from manybooks.net, all converted with makelrf? And somebody should tell him to use gutenmark + html2lrf for much better results.
|02-02-2008, 01:33 AM||#5|
Join Date: Feb 2008
Device: SONY Reader
Project available in pre-alpha state
To the people who suggested using different technology: I will, eventually. Just give me time :-). So far I have set up the framework. Extending and improving it will be easy.
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