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Old 10-22-2005, 08:57 AM   #1
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Talking About the current Librie

Just wanted to create a thread where anyone could post their questions/doubts/answers about the Librie.


Some of the questions i've seen around the net (with my answer):

Are the Librie owners happy with their device?
I definitely am! Although the screen size is too small to read comics comfortably :P


Is it easy to read text on it?
Yep, but it requires a good light source. I can read indoors but prefer outdoors whenever i can.


Easy to convert texts for the device?
Depends of what you want. Right now i usually take 10min to convert a 20 chapter book from Project Gutenburg in Book Creator (create cover image, about author, chapter titles, subtitles, etc). The resultant file has cover, table contexts, zoomable text, anything i want. I'm used to using pagemaker and indesign so Book Creator is really great for me.

If simply want to put the text on the Librie without the formatting, you can use Printer, format it in word with a correct page size and print to a Librie File. Great if you want to use custom fonts and want total control, but it creates a series of images so no zoomable text.

Can also use makelrf if you want zoomable text, but have to do some editing on the files.

There is also Book Designer, which allow almost everything Book Creator does and is being updated at a good pace; will also require some editing but nothing much.

That's it for now.

Anything you guys would like to know?
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Old 01-21-2006, 01:53 PM   #2
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FreeDJVU textline utilities have been compiled for the Librie this week, so a .djvu reader should be cooked soon. Next week?

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Easy to convert texts for the device?
Depends of what you want. Right now i usually take 10min to convert a 20 chapter book from Project Gutenburg in Book Creator (create cover image, about author, chapter titles, subtitles, etc). The resultant file has cover, table contexts, zoomable text, anything i want. I'm used to using pagemaker and indesign so Book Creator is really great for me.

If simply want to put the text on the Librie without the formatting, you can use Printer, format it in word with a correct page size and print to a Librie File. Great if you want to use custom fonts and want total control, but it creates a series of images so no zoomable text.

Can also use makelrf if you want zoomable text, but have to do some editing on the files.

There is also Book Designer, which allow almost everything Book Creator does and is being updated at a good pace; will also require some editing but nothing much.
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Old 01-23-2006, 06:27 AM   #3
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What about screen speed? How long does screen refresh?
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Old 01-23-2006, 08:30 AM   #4
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To my curiousity I saw that on one of the demonstration video's about the new sony reader it seemed that the entire screen was set to black before it reverted to the 'next page'. Very curious.

Any comments on that?

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Old 01-24-2006, 10:28 AM   #5
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To my curiousity I saw that on one of the demonstration video's about the new sony reader it seemed that the entire screen was set to black before it reverted to the 'next page'. Very curious.

Any comments on that?
In the librie is ever more amusing: the entire screen goes to black, except the previous black bits, which go to white and then to black. I supposse a check of the patents hold by E-Ink and the E-ink researchers should bring a light about this.
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FreeDJVU textline utilities have been compiled for the Librie this week, so a .djvu reader should be cooked soon. Next week?
A prerelease, only forward button:
http://dftuz.unizar.es/~rivero/lbdjvu.tgz

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Old 01-26-2006, 01:13 PM   #7
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Hi!

I'm new here and was wondering what are the programs Book Creator and Book Designer mentioned by the 1st poster.
Thank you.
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Actually, arivero, what I saw of the sony reader is that it works the same way. Also black except what was black and then the new page.
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