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Old 11-24-2007, 11:19 AM   #1
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Converting *from* lrf ?

As I just bought a Sony Reader, I'm downloading free classics (from here or some other sites) in BBeB format. I also buy some books (baen and others). I convert everything in BBeB with the great tools available here.
But I don't know if (when?) I will buy a new reader (who is whispering about flexible devices ? ), will I be able to re-convert everything from BBeB to other usual formats (pdf, html, rtf, ...) ?? Are there equivalent to html2lrf, pdf2lrf, etc., but the other way round (lrf2html, lrf2pdf, etc.) ??
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Old 11-24-2007, 11:35 AM   #2
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There is a free program called ABC Amber Sony Converter that will extract the text from an LRF file but without the formatting or graphics. There is also a program (I forget which one exactly) that will convert an LRF to an LRS file that can be edited or converted to something else.

I hope this helps.
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http://www.processtext.com/abcsonylrf.html

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As I just bought a Sony Reader, I'm downloading free classics (from here or some other sites) in BBeB format. I also buy some books (baen and others). I convert everything in BBeB with the great tools available here.
But I don't know if (when?) I will buy a new reader (who is whispering about flexible devices ? ), will I be able to re-convert everything from BBeB to other usual formats (pdf, html, rtf, ...) ?? Are there equivalent to html2lrf, pdf2lrf, etc., but the other way round (lrf2html, lrf2pdf, etc.) ??
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Old 11-24-2007, 11:48 AM   #4
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I found it easier to standardize my archive in LIT format. I have ConvertLIT, and that will reduce a file to its parts.

And I used lit2lrf to get a Sony readable file.
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Old 11-24-2007, 12:02 PM   #5
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lrf2lrs can convert LRF to LRS XML file, from which the text can be extracted pretty easily.
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Old 11-24-2007, 12:15 PM   #6
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Thanks to you all !
I'll download ABC and keep it close to my lrf files.
But, to be on the safe side, I'll keep all the originals files, whatever their format : I guess that's the best way to go...

Many thanks again !
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Old 11-24-2007, 12:29 PM   #7
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lrf2html is on my todo list, problem is ny todo list is about a mile long :-) But as igor said you can use lrf2lrs and then an xsl stylesheet pretty easily
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Old 11-24-2007, 01:40 PM   #8
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I found it easier to standardize my archive in LIT
Well MY standard for my diverse collection of texts, books, manuals and other reading materials is *.txt. You can't beat that in terms of "convertibility".
You can convert to any other format with a simple OOo macro, script or program hacked together on in awk, sed or vim ;-)
I went through several generations of "readers" and while I really like Sony Reader for the time being, I am pretty sure I will use other readers in the future.
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Old 11-24-2007, 02:11 PM   #9
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The problem with txt is to lose all the bolds, italics, and so on... A great loss as far as I'm concerned. At least, rtf can keep this sort of things and is widespread...
edit : kovidgoyal : I don't know how we could use our sony readers if not for you
A lrf2html would be just awesome

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Old 11-26-2007, 10:33 AM   #10
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I have tended to lean towards rtf for my standard file format but with kovidogoyal's awsome tools I have been going directly to lrf latley (damn you for making it so easy!).

What I would like (being way greedy here...) is an easy way to convert from lrf to mobi format since I have the Sony Reader and my dad will be getting the Kindle. A tool to convert lrf to html and then use the existing tool to convert from html to mobi works too.

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Old 01-15-2008, 05:39 PM   #11
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LRF for Kindle?

I agree -- I need LRF to some Kindle format! I was just looking at the file for Victor Hugo's "Les Miserables" and unfortunately it is in .LRF form. Which I gather won't work on my (not yet arrived) Kindle.
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Old 01-24-2008, 09:41 AM   #12
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I agree -- I need LRF to some Kindle format! I was just looking at the file for Victor Hugo's "Les Miserables" and unfortunately it is in .LRF form. Which I gather won't work on my (not yet arrived) Kindle.
Or you can download it from Project Gutenberg and format it yourself for Mobipocket format. But if you do, please post a copy here.
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Any progress on a lrf2html tool? Preferably something that works with linux
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Still haven't found the time to get around to it
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Any progress on a lrf2html tool? Preferably something that works with linux
All of Libprs500 works with Linux. So any additional modules/programs will as well.
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