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Old 10-14-2008, 09:06 AM   #1
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First of all – let me say how I appreciate this forum. It’s a great resource of information! Thank you for sharing your knowledge! :

Second: I’m really interested in an e-ink-device. Considering price, weight, battery life, and file-formats, I’m thinking about the lbook (or bebook) or the CyBook. I prefer the latter because of the Mobi-Format (and, getting it in the UK or via justread, it’s cheaper). I'm from Germany, so perhaps the Sony PRS-505 or 700 is also an option (for the next future). But, of course, I have some questions about the devices It’s, of course, about the readability and getting stuff on it.

I would like to read some classics from “Projekt Gutenberg” (the German version) or Zeno.org, and they are just plain text. So I think there should be no problems formatting them in a correct manner (I tried it via Mobipocket Reader and it was quite okay on the computer screen). But I would also like to read some really old things from Google's booksearch. These are scans and they are PDF. I knew about PDF and the problems on small e-ink-screens. But the books are not that big, about DIN A5, sometimes smaller. Sometimes up to 50 MB (but I can split them). With Acrobat Pro I could crop the white-space. I’ve done this for a file, I’ve attached (it's from Google).

Is anyone here, who could load these file in his or hers Cybook (or Bebook or Sony Reader) and post a Screenshot? So I could decide for myself about the readability?

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Old 10-14-2008, 02:45 PM   #2
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Taken from a Cybook, ISO 1600 so not much quality, 3 photos, photos 1 and 2 file not changed, 3 file cropped to the limits of the text:

Photo 1 - portrait, zoom fit width
Photo 2 - landscape, zoom fit width
Photo 3 - portrait, zoom fit width

With the Cybook you will be well served.

Best regards,
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Old 10-14-2008, 03:16 PM   #3
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With the Cybook you will be well served.
Yes, seems to be very readable! Thank you very much! Now I only have to convince my wife ...
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Nice font!
I wished Sony would have easy font switch.

Can you have the heading in another font than the text?
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Those are scanned pages - ie pictures - there is no "font" as far as the device is concerned. It's just showing an image.
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Sony - normal & rotated pages
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Sony - normal & rotated pages
Also very readable ... . Difficult decision (but "emotionally", I think, I prefer the Cybook and it's form factor). But also: thanks a lot!
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