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Old 02-19-2009, 01:55 AM   #1
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Anyway to make 700 read Chinese text?

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Would appreciate if anyone could enlighthen me on how to get my 700 to read chinese ebooks in txt format.

Thanks in advance.

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Old 02-19-2009, 11:56 AM   #2
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Old 02-19-2009, 11:57 AM   #3
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It would appear that there are two or three ways of doing this.
I presume, you want native Chinese character support built in. This is handled
by adding the font set to the library. There are others on these boards who know
more about this than I do. The other way is to use image scans of your eBook
and have the output in PDF. The caveat to this is that you will have to watch
your scaling or you will find yourself correcting the zoom on each page turn.

I also wonder if sony plans to implement an international font set in the next rom
release as this would make the reader more appealing on a broader scale. But
correct me if I'm wrong, if the reader supports PDFs' could you not open your chinese
ebook and output it to a standard PDF format ie. Print to PDF??

For example, a Russian ebook can be printed to PDF and opened by the reader with
the characters unchanged. So I presume the same is true for any language(?)

I could be wrong as I haven't tried this but it seems logical to say the least.

Anyone?
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Old 02-19-2009, 10:39 PM   #4
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PDF should work. I have Armenian documents in pdf format, reader opens them just fine.

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The other way is to use image scans of your eBook
and have the output in PDF.
You can download pdf printer driver (google) and create pdf files from any document/software that has a "print" option. You need to setup the page in a way that it fits the reader nicely (small page size, close to zero margins, etc.).
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Old 02-20-2009, 05:15 AM   #5
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Change your text file to PDF format. You will read Chinese ebook in your prs-700.
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Old 02-20-2009, 01:47 PM   #6
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If you are talking about this....

Check LRF attached.


Font implement is not done yet in PRS-700. But, you can convert chinese TXT to LRF using Japanese made ChainLP program.

Save your chinese txt to UTF-8 encoding, and convert it to LRF with ChainLP. ChainLP makes txt into image and convert it into LRF. Before binding it, you can edit it, like font, font size, margine, line size etc.

You can find this program at

http://no722.cocolog-nifty.com/blog/...inlp-v024.html
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Old 02-20-2009, 10:32 PM   #7
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Old 02-21-2009, 04:02 AM   #8
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One point which nobody's explicitly stated: yes, Chinese PDFs will work fine if correctly sized for the Reader's screen (120x90mm page size), but you must embed the appropriate fonts into the PDF file.
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Old 03-09-2009, 07:41 AM   #9
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How does one go about embedding the proper font?
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Normally a PDF creator will have options for font embedding.
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There is an update to support chinese/japanese/korean font
on http://www.hi-pda.com/forum/viewthread.php?tid=467883.
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There is an update to support chinese/japanese/korean font
on http://www.hi-pda.com/forum/viewthread.php?tid=467883.
Im having difficulty downloading the file. Do you mind rapidsharing something?
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Im having difficulty downloading the file. Do you mind rapidsharing something?
This is the sony prs-7000 update for supporting chinese/japanese/korean font.
Extracting to a SD card , Truely Power OFF your PRS-700, disconnect the USB
cable , insert the SD card to your PRS-700 then power on it, the update
will start auto , after update finished, press OPTION button and the PRS-700 will
reboot again , take out of the SD card and now will support CJK font.

The original post locates at
http://www.hi-pda.com/forum/viewthread.php?tid=467883.


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Old 03-11-2009, 07:01 AM   #15
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Hi I tried but could not get it to work. Only the menu show chinese characters but whent the book is open it shows garbage. Please advise. Thanks a million.
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