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Old 06-03-2008, 10:07 PM   #1
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Versatility in reading file formats

I own a Franklin Ebookman 911, which has sadly died on me.

Although a machine from the stone age there was one thing I really liked about the reader and that's all the different file formats I could read on it, albeit with the help of conversion programs in some instances.
Txt, HTML. PDF. Word, and Lit files could be read.

I really dislike readers that limit you in the content you can read, so I'm looking for a new reader that has the same versatility in reading files and welcome any suggestions.

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Old 06-03-2008, 10:36 PM   #2
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The iLiad supports the most formats on an E-Ink device (MOBI with DRM, PDF, and about a dozen DRM-free formats via FBReader, including LIT via a pre-processor). It does not support Word, but FBReader handles RTF.

However, off-device conversion is also a viable option. The Kindle does this via Amazon servers, Calibre does this for Sony devices on any Desktop, and Windows MobiPocket Reader is one approach for MOBI.
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Old 06-06-2008, 07:26 AM   #3
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Thanks for the input. My Ebookman has actually come back to life again , so that takes the edge off having to find a new Ebook reader.
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