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Old 01-28-2013, 12:26 AM   #1
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Text size changes when accessing new chapter

I am using a Kobo Glo and Calibre to load ePubs to it.
With all the books I have read so far, when I get to a new chapter the text size gets real small. I have to enlarge the size by one stop but its then too big and decreasing it by one stop ie one click on the adjustment bar, brings it back to normal.
Is there any way to fix this odd behaviour?
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Old 01-28-2013, 01:15 AM   #2
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I am using a Kobo Glo and Calibre to load ePubs to it.
With all the books I have read so far, when I get to a new chapter the text size gets real small. I have to enlarge the size by one stop but its then too big and decreasing it by one stop ie one click on the adjustment bar, brings it back to normal.
Is there any way to fix this odd behaviour?
Thanks.
It also happens to me but it is usually related to side loaded epubs, converted from mobi format. It does not seem to happen on kepub ebooks. Is it the same for you ?
Another way to get back the good font size is to change font.
I need to investigate this, it is bothersome, but it is not really a showstopper.
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I have only tried epub books. Is kepub a different format? Can I convert from epub to kepub to prevent this happening?
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It also happens to me but it is usually related to side loaded epubs, converted from mobi format. It does not seem to happen on kepub ebooks. Is it the same for you ?
Another way to get back the good font size is to change font.
I need to investigate this, it is bothersome, but it is not really a showstopper.
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Old 01-28-2013, 02:30 AM   #4
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It is a known bug in firmware version 2.3.1. It only happens for epubs but not all epubs and not for everyone. It seems to be fixed in 2.3.2, but you have to manually install that.
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Thanks for that. I am very new to this device, when the new firmware is officially available, does it get pushed to your device?
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Thanks for that. I am very new to this device, when the new firmware is officially available, does it get pushed to your device?
Yes. Eventually. If they release it to your section of the world.
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:03 AM   #7
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I have only tried epub books. Is kepub a different format? Can I convert from epub to kepub to prevent this happening?
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The kepubs is the format Kobo uses for its own ebooks. If you look into your reader you will find that ebooks bought from Kobo shop have that extension.
I do not know if you can convert from kepub to epub, I have never needed to do it. Honestly I never looked into it, there may be some thread which talks about it. Calibre recognizes them as "virtual" books, whatever that means. You can always download the Adobe DRM version from the shop, after you bought the ebook.

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Old 02-05-2013, 07:45 PM   #8
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Yes. Eventually. If they release it to your section of the world.
I wrote off to Kobo pointing out the problem and asking if they had a timeframe to fix this bug as it detracted from the intended use of the device.

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We at Kobo appreciate your feedback and we’re always looking for ways to improve our service.

Your suggestion will be forwarded to the Kobo Development Team for consideration.


Huh? I wasn't making a suggestion, I was reporting a problem and asking when it would be fixed !
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Old 02-07-2013, 04:36 PM   #9
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I wrote off to Kobo pointing out the problem and asking if they had a timeframe to fix this bug as it detracted from the intended use of the device.

Their reply?

We at Kobo appreciate your feedback and we’re always looking for ways to improve our service.

Your suggestion will be forwarded to the Kobo Development Team for consideration.


Huh? I wasn't making a suggestion, I was reporting a problem and asking when it would be fixed !
:-(
Yep, that's the kobo customer service for you. There are really helpful and knowledgable people in there and occasionally you get a hold of one... but unfortunately the bulk of the first replies either comes from people who don't read what you say, or don't know what to reply so just make a standard nonsense response, or maybe it's just a bot responding to certain words you used in your mail. All in all: rather useless.

But I'm afraid they wouldn't be able to give you an estimate anyway, they never do. If you're really desperate to get rid of the bug, take a look here: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=185660
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Old 02-07-2013, 04:40 PM   #10
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I am very tempted. Is there a "how-to" on installing the firmware and if I was not happy, can I go back to the previous version again?
Many thanks for the info.
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Old 02-07-2013, 04:43 PM   #11
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Yes and yes

See two posts down from the first post in the thread I linked to.
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Old 02-07-2013, 04:47 PM   #12
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Yes I saw that and noticed it was referring to the Touch and I have the Glo so didnt want to proceed in case I broke something :-)
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Yes I saw that and noticed it was referring to the Touch and I have the Glo so didnt want to proceed in case I broke something :-)
Aaaah ok. No I think that post was written before the Glo existed. But it works the same way for the Glo
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OK, maybe I will give it a go then because this small font bug is really "bugging" me.
Must say though, I feel as nervous as a teenager on a first date :-)
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Good luck! Don't worry though, you have a Glo so it's very obvious which firmware you need (the Glo version ), as apposed to some Touch's that use the Glo firmware for some reason.

If you're afraid of losing things you could backup your Glo's disk first (make a disk image). But there have been no problems whatsoever with people upgrading to 2.3.2, and if you prefer to go back to 2.3.1 after that, or even back to 2.1.5 (more stable) you don't need to do a factory reset (which is suggested in one of the posts in the direct links thread).

You can do it! Waves of moral support flying your way
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