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Old 10-06-2008, 03:36 PM   #16
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@joewandy: thanks for taking your time and posting these pictures.
@athlonkmf & nekokami: thank you for your advices. i'm convinced about buying a sony 505 now!
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Old 10-07-2008, 02:08 AM   #17
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take note that this image is probably unreadable on the prs-505. Too much contrasting area, fonts too small
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that would be nice!
do you think something like that is readable?

I zipped these two files and converted to LRF using PDFLRF. I am attaching the result
1) shown in 'LRF viewer' of Calibre and,
2) shown on my PRS 505 (bit blurred since it is bit dark)
As you can see, it is almost impossible to read the small letters. So if you are planning to read those types of documents, it may be better to think of a device with bigger screen.
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athlonkmf, I thought manga2Ebook was yours, and manga2pdf was IceHand's?

Anyway, manga2pdf (the utility I was talking about) is here: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12790
ah right. i forgot the name I gave to my own program
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I zipped these two files and converted to LRF using PDFLRF. I am attaching the result
1) shown in 'LRF viewer' of Calibre and,
2) shown on my PRS 505 (bit blurred since it is bit dark)
As you can see, it is almost impossible to read the small letters. So if you are planning to read those types of documents, it may be better to think of a device with bigger screen.

Hmm... Those are pretty common fonts which I've been reading for the past two years now. The converted screens does not seem to top. (i've some airgear (which the screens are from converted too and had no probs with them, although it's hardly my favorite series.)

I'll use my prog and rasterfarian tonight to show the diff.
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Old 10-07-2008, 05:38 AM   #21
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Some pictures taken from my PRS-505 ... my room is kind of dim, so the image might be somewhat dark.

Conversion was done using comic2lrf, which is part of calibre. I might try with your images later, but it's pretty late now.
I must say that these manga pages fare well in this screensize, due to the drawing style and bigger font, but there are many, many, other manga's that won't have these very good results.
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Here ya go. A quicky. But as you can see, this way it's much better readable. Higher contrast and such. (manga2ebook+rasterfarian)

Sorry for noisy pic, lighting around here isn't well suited for taking eink-pics.

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Here ya go. A quicky. But as you can see, this way it's much better readable. Higher contrast and such. (manga2ebook+rasterfarian)

Sorry for noisy pic, lighting around here isn't well suited for taking eink-pics.

Interesting. However, to make comparison more transparent, it would be great if you can load the files in LRFviewer of Calibre and capture the screen. It does not make much sense to compare shots from different digital cameras under different lighting conditions taken by different people.
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Interesting. However, to make comparison more transparent, it would be great if you can load the files in LRFviewer of Calibre and capture the screen. It does not make much sense to compare shots from different digital cameras under different lighting conditions taken by different people.
Or I could upload the converted file.
Will do tonight.
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Or I could upload the converted file.
Will do tonight.
Please only upload if it is not copyrighted material. Much of the "manga" available on the internet is illegal.

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2 images would hardly be deemed illegal. As for the scanlations, well, that depends on the country you're in.
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2 images would hardly be deemed illegal. As for the scanlations, well, that depends on the country you're in.
I'm afraid that we can't take the risk of hosting illegal material, no matter whether it's it's 1 image or 1000. Our "standard" is what's legal in Canada where the MR server is.

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I must say that these manga pages fare well in this screensize, due to the drawing style and bigger font, but there are many, many, other manga's that won't have these very good results.
Precisely my points. Only selected mangas meet this criteria (clean drawing style, big fonts) and can be comfortably read on the Sony Reader.

Note the keyword here is comfortably.

I do all the rest of my reading on my macbook, however, the 505 is a good-enough solution for certain occasions.
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I'm afraid that we can't take the risk of hosting illegal material, no matter whether it's it's 1 image or 1000. Our "standard" is what's legal in Canada where the MR server is.

Your cooperation in this would be appreciated.

Thank you.

Then shouldn't you've deleted the post which provided the source? http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...4&postcount=11

Or are you saying that remotely hosted files are ok? If so, don't worry, never had the intention to upload the files on MR.
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