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Old 10-18-2008, 08:22 AM   #76
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I'm pretty sure they have not yet caught wind of people tampering with the device...
The word tampering infers stealthy, incorrect behavior. E.G. "John was caught tampering with the electronic voting machine." -- I don't tamper with my Readers. I paid good money for them and do with them what I like.
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Old 10-18-2008, 08:29 AM   #77
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The word tampering infers stealthy, incorrect behavior. E.G. "John was caught tampering with the electronic voting machine." -- I don't tamper with my Readers. I paid good money for them and do with them what I like.
Hear, hear!
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Old 10-18-2008, 09:04 AM   #78
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So you're saying that by changing the 40 to 41,you're not making the system believe it's installing a firmware upgrade to 1.1.00.18041?
No, all you're doing there is persuading the flashing app that the firmware it's going to flash is something that's not the same version as is already there so it doesn't just exit saying 'already done' - it doesn't affect the firmware it actually flashes.
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Ok,let me rephrase this...
I have nothing against hacks or both hard and software modifications, in fact I welcome them!

However with the Sony PSP we saw a whole other face of Sony. I was there in the whole process; and though Sony wasn't preventing people to tamper with their device, they do where trying to force people to upgrade their firmware (by creating games that no longer supported the old firmware), to a version that did not allow software modification like before.

They stuffed the newer firmware with feats long begotten by homebrew hackers.
Only in the very end Sony kind of gave in, by allowing flash files to be played back on the PSP, which gave most of the homebrew guys the satisfaction of creating and playing flash games instead.
And some open-source games where pretty good (like a clone of Sega's Streets of Rage).

Also the Vaio's batteries sold for 275 and $400,while you could buy them on ebay for $30-$75.

Maybe Sony learned a lesson since... Or maybe not, and in a couple of weeks we'll see firmware upgrades that block certain hacks..

Once again, I don't mind people doing with their device as they like... I'm just saying previous encounters with Sony weren't pleasant,and that it could happen again...;

..'could'..


& Gwynevans, thank you for the answer to my question!
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Maybe Sony learned a lesson since... Or maybe not, and in a couple of weeks we'll see firmware upgrades that block certain hacks...
Well, I think this is alarmist and doesn't require any more input from me. BTW, welcome to the forum ProDight.
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Old 10-18-2008, 10:44 PM   #81
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The word tampering infers stealthy, incorrect behavior. E.G. "John was caught tampering with the electronic voting machine." -- I don't tamper with my Readers. I paid good money for them and do with them what I like.
You couldn't say it better. Touché'!
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Old 12-07-2008, 09:44 AM   #82
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New version.

v1.2
- Step Two: parts rewritten to support the next version of PRSC, 1.04; thanks to Jeff for adding explicit support for custom fonts in PRSC
- added licensing info: file under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.
- some clarifications
- some typo fixes
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Old 12-10-2008, 06:25 AM   #83
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Thanks for your help on changing fonts.
I'd like to use as the default font the one that Calibre uses for its News ebooks. Do you know the name of that font? or where to find it?
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Old 12-10-2008, 04:46 PM   #84
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Thanks for your help on changing fonts.
I'd like to use as the default font the one that Calibre uses for its News ebooks. Do you know the name of that font? or where to find it?
Thank you!
I don't know what the font is, but you can ask in the calibre forum here on MobileRead, or Kovid Goyal directly (the developer of calibre).
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Old 12-11-2008, 02:21 PM   #85
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Calibre uses the Liberation font set
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Old 12-18-2008, 11:53 PM   #86
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I just wanted to add a quick note of thanks for this wonderful guide! I went with the suggested free Vera Serif font and it's great. No it did revolutionize my 505, but it's just that much more comfortable to read. Plus in doing this I used the PRS Customizer which (without me even thinking about it!) gave me the clock in the bottom right and I love that, too.

Thanks!

p.s. - now if only we could get an official firmware update that would build in some options for changing the default fonts.
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I used the PRSCustomizer to change my font to Constantia and some sentences would repeat on the next page from the previous page every few pages. Has that happened to anyone else?
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Old 12-22-2008, 05:43 PM   #88
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I used the PRSCustomizer to change my font to Constantia and some sentences would repeat on the next page from the previous page every few pages. Has that happened to anyone else?
That sounds like you may have made the font change on the reader, but you haven't made the same font change to the Sony library software. If you use the Sony library to transfer books over to the reader then it *must* have the same font changes in the library software (covered in one of the appendixes of the guide.) If the library and the reader are using different fonts you get all kinds of strangeness like you described.

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Lilly--It's just as Shadowplay says, you need to make changes in the Sony Connect software as well.

In addition, after making the change in the Sony Connect software, you'll need to delete all the books you added to your reader before making changes and re-add them.

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Excellent guide, Valloric.

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