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Old 09-18-2009, 12:49 PM   #31
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Yes, all the eInk devices use ADE to display ePub files. I've grown to like the marginal page numbers personally, because they mark a specific point in the text which does not vary with text size, fonts, devices, or anything else. My page 50 will be the same as your page 50, even if I'm reading on a CyBook Opus and you on a Sony PRS-505. Provided that a small right margin is left for the display of the page number (I use 13pt in my ePubs), I find them wholly unobjectionable.

Yep. I like having the "objective" page numbers there myself and don't have an issue when it overlaps the text for the most part.
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Old 09-18-2009, 12:55 PM   #32
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Support on the PRS300/600 is exactly similar to 505/700:
- no justification
- 300k limit
- page number in the margin

They're working on this problem though, maybe a fix with a firmware update.
Would the 300k limit be, no pun intended, limited to books? I use calibre to get several RSS newsfeeds, and many are way over that size. So far, no problem reading any on my 505...

I do agree on the Justification and the page number... There's an area of opportunity there for Sony to correct, I think
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Old 09-18-2009, 12:56 PM   #33
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300k limit is for one xhtml flow (usually a chapter, but depends on the book). Calibre knows about that limit and automatically splits flows if necessary.
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Old 09-18-2009, 12:59 PM   #34
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I find them wholly unobjectionable.
I do to for the most part. I think the Opus handles them the best, but the Sony's aren't horrible. The Astak's are worse since the page numbers get larger along with text size (sometimes blocking out whole words), but I'm sure they'll get that worked out at some point.
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Old 09-20-2009, 07:56 PM   #35
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I wish the display of the page number in the margin was optional, so the user could select if to display it or not. The reader I am using also shows page number in info bar on the bottom of the screen and many people will probably not need to see yet another copy of the page number in the margin. I would much rather use the screen real-estate for text.
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Old 09-20-2009, 08:48 PM   #36
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I like having the status bar and the numbers in the margins rarely overlap the text so it's actually useful to me. To each his own.
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Old 09-21-2009, 03:55 AM   #37
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There are some pictures here with the 900. I found one very interesting. The 900 is placed near the 600 and the 300. I think they are all displaying an Epub book, the same one. The 900 has justified text right? Does this mean that Sony realized they can display full justified books in their readers?

Will Sony come with a firmware update for those who are already their customers or they will bring up one additional improvement only with the new released products?
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Let's just hope that the justified text is a software issue than a screen issue. I'd hate to be told that the text isn't justified and can't be fixed because the screen is 6" and under.
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Old 09-21-2009, 04:21 AM   #39
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Let's just hope that the justified text is a software issue than a screen issue. I'd hate to be told that the text isn't justified and can't be fixed because the screen is 6" and under.
The 900 has a 7" scren diagonal but I think it has the same width as the 600, 505, 500. I'm sure it's not about the screen.
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Old 09-21-2009, 05:32 AM   #40
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The 900 has a 7" scren diagonal but I think it has the same width as the 600, 505, 500. I'm sure it's not about the screen.
My opinion exactly...
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Let's just hope that the justified text is a software issue than a screen issue. I'd hate to be told that the text isn't justified and can't be fixed because the screen is 6" and under.
This has nothing to do with hardware, it's purely a software issue (they need to update to a new version of the Adobe SDK).
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If you guys are really impatient you can keep sending them e-mails until they fix it: feedback@ebookstore.sony.com
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