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Old 05-05-2008, 11:44 AM   #1
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Greek on Sony PRS 505 reader

Hi i just ordered my sony PRS 505 reader and i would like to know if it supports the greek language.thank you in advance!
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Old 05-05-2008, 11:46 AM   #2
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Only by embedding fonts in a PDF or LRF file, which quite drastically slows down page turns.
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And how exactly is this done??
when you say drastically slows down page turns how much time is this??Do i have to wait long??(thanks for your help!)
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Any of the LRF or PDF creation tools allow you to embed fonts in a document.

It slows down page turns from about half a second to about 2 or 3 seconds.
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Old 05-05-2008, 01:08 PM   #5
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1-2 secs is acceptable.thanks
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Old 05-05-2008, 01:15 PM   #6
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Actually, the three original fonts, the ones that came with the Reader, do include Greek Unicode character set (no special characters though). The fonts from the Russified firmwares don't.

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But do they include things like the Greek punctuation? Or does modern Greek no longer use the punctuation of Attic Greek? Forgive my ignorance - I read Attic Greek but not modern Greek, and I'm not at all sure what's changed, other than the fact that (I believe) that modern Greek doesn't use accents (?).
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I think you are correct - those default fonts probably don't include the accents (you can see that accented Greek characters are grayed out). I don't know anything about the special Greek punctuation, so I cannot even tell (my knowledge of Greek expends to mere familiarity with Greek alphabet from the math classes in a Soviet school ). If the accents and/or special punctuation are a must for a modern Greek reader, one should read PDF, or LRF with embedded fonts (or "picture" LRFs converted from other formats by PDFLRF - then you will not have any paging delays, and you can read in any written language known or unknown to man, but the resulting LRF files will be larger by far).


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Old 05-05-2008, 03:13 PM   #9
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We don`t use punctuation in modern Greek but we do use accents when writing in lowercase.so it might be a problem...?
i will have to use the embedded fonts to see it right.
ps. where can i find the fonts?
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ps. where can i find the fonts?
You can embed standard windows fonts (Times, Arial, etc.), I believe.
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After 300-400 pages it is going to be 4-5 seconds and more for page turns.
I would avoid embeded fonts at all costs.
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I am not familiar with Greek fonts, but if you find a unicode fonts with all relevant Greek letters, you can load the font using the following method.
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=20644
If this method works, you can read unicode txt/rtf/lrf without slow down in page turns.
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I've made dozens of PDF (and one or two LRF) files with embedded fonts for the Sony Reader. The typical page turn time is about 1 second--an appreciable increase over the approximately half-second page turn time of an LRF file without embedded fonts, but one that I find to be negligible in practice. And the page turn time does not increase noticeably with the number of page turns, in my experience.
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I am not familiar with Greek fonts, but if you find a unicode fonts with all relevant Greek letters, you can load the font using the following method.
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=20644
If this method works, you can read unicode txt/rtf/lrf without slow down in page turns.
Thanks I tried it and it works fine!!!!!!
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Thanks I tried it and it works fine!!!!!!
Glad to hear that. Hope you enjoy your PRS-505 like many other users here
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