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Old 08-21-2008, 12:51 PM   #1
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Mobipocket-like reader?

One of the things we really like about Mobipocket for educational ebooks is the support for interactivity. We use the javascript and the ASP-ish support to create multiple choice questions and even input boxes to check math problems or even check spelling.

Unfortunately, they seem reluctant to write a Linux version. We're looking to work with the new cheap Linux laptops out there. Are there any other ebook readers out there that support interactivity?

Our books work just fine as HTML, but we prefer the neatness of a single file, versus the mess of files you get with HTML.

Thanks for any help.

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Old 08-21-2008, 12:56 PM   #2
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FBReader can read nonDRMed Mobipocket. It doesn't display the ebook exactly the same, but it's pretty close.

www.fbreader.org
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Old 08-21-2008, 12:59 PM   #3
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I don't think FBReader will work in this case as it won't have JavaScript or ASP-ish support.
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Old 08-21-2008, 01:11 PM   #4
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FBReader does not support the interactive features of the MOBI format.

Note that the Java version of MobiPocket Reader does not support them either, see Cross-platform feature support.

There have been reports of limited success using the Windows MobiPocket Reader under Linux via Wine. The problem with this approach is that the Windows version does many more things than just display ebooks, so Wine needs to do many things perfectly in order to fully support the Reader.
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You can always use one of the HTML archive formats. Firefox at least has support for embedded images in HTML, so you can get away with a single (somewhat unwieldy) HTML file as well.
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